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Prior to my move to Canon my rather large mitts were quite rough from brick, block and other cement and carpentry day work, but after injury all rough skin was gone as was muscle, leaving soft as a baby's arse hands...
Canon gear was smoother, had more grip, less rough/sharp edged, a bit lighter, even their lenses, grips, flash, compared to Nikon whose buttons n switches felt even sharper/tighter...for me it's always been about feel in hand, ease of operation...ergonomics...Nikon, Pentax, Olympus always to slick, slipped out my hands.
The move to AF gave me pause, with Canon dumping us FD folks I nearly made the switch to Nokin, but the EOS-3 with it's classic T-90 feel and ECF kept me tightly in the C Club.
All the gear just feels right and along the way, although slow for some, Canon for me has raised the bar 'special feature' wise enough times for me to stay.
From the A-1's LED laden viewfinder, to the T-90s hefty curves, the EOS-3s ECF, the 1Vs lightening speed and handling, to my 1st digital the 40D with it's three 'C' custom modes that are most welcomed given my still fingers...the other guy stays the other guy.
For me a huge positive is Canon's customer support, problem acknowledgement and fixs...Canon is just bigger and thus can/does provide better service, including, CPS, the CLP and the CLC all great advantages.
1 - Ergonomics, usability
2 - Superior Glass, selection
3 - Best digital colors, not a fan of cold blue/yellowish green skin
4 - Innovation/Introduction of new advanced features, even short lived ones like ECF
5 - Back to ergonomics, camera/lens combos, balance, just feels/seems better
1 - This higher pricing as of late is torquing my wrench and I'd prefer a softer touch
2 - Although I'm happy with Canon's sensor tech, I do wish Canon would address the only until recently MP/DR debate that Exmor has raised, sure hope they do for you pros who most certainly deserve that effort...
The pro's are 99% for this humble shooter, Canon is my brand...fanboy, IDK..I just like tools that make it easier to shoot, this promotes my creative and inquisitive nature, and in the end makes my time spent more satisfying, happier....so EOS fun it is.
Edited on Feb 25, 2013 at 05:50 PM · View previous versions