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| p.1 #9 · Help me think through a possible switch |
I've thought about this before but not quit to the level I am right now, so I am curious to get your thoughts.
I've shot Canon since I started photography 7 years ago. Had alot of nicer bodies and glass always been pleased. However, with Canon's recent extreme price hikes, some of the gear I want/need has become too rich for my blood. As I was thinking of picking a 500 f4 II today, I decided to compare prices to Nikon. Boy was I shocked a $2k difference. Initially, my thought was I could buy the Nikon 500 and d7000 for less than the Canon lens, sell my MarkIV and come out way ahead. Problem there is I don't care to run a dual system.
My current kit is this:
5d3, 1d4, 24-105, 70-200 2.8 II, 400 5.6 and 580EXII. The 400 is new and can be returned.
So, I started pricing and came up with the following comparable Nikon kit:
d600, d7000, 24-85, 70-200 2.8 II, 200-400, possibly a 500 and a sb-910. Not sure I really need the 500 as the crop of the d700 is slight more than my current 400 and I could always throw a TC on there and be longer.
I do alot of wildlife and waterfowl with some family work mixed in. Sale of my equipment plus cash on hand would bring me dead even with the Nikon switch, even better if I choose to forego the 500.
I realize I am giving up some between the d7000 and the MkIV, but I think everything else is pretty equal.
My thoughts after reading your post is to encourage you to do some further research and get ahold of the D600 and D7000, if you haven't yet done so already. Like you, I started out with Canon and shot for nearly 9 years with the system before making the switch nearly 3 years ago. So, I am pretty familiar with the 5D3 and 1DMK4 bodies and I think they are both great. I also used to have the 400 f/5.6 L and I know that is a razor sharp lens. And being that the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 II is comparable to Nikon's version, I know lens is extremely sharp as well.
In your shoes, I would probably be very hesitant in making the switch unless it was for the D800 or D3s/D4--depending on how big you plan to print your images. But that hesitation is based on the limited info you provided in your original post. Is there something that Nikon offers that your current setup with Canon is lacking?
+1, I couldn't have said it better.
That new Canon 500/4 IS II is enough of a reason alone to stay in the Canon camp, even if it is $1500.00 more then the Nikon 500/4.