Canon users who switched to Nikon D800E
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AFC168
Registered: Oct 21, 2008
Total Posts: 279
Country: United States

Hi all,

I've shot Canon for a little while and have a few good lenses. One area I like to shoot is landscapes and think that I need to buy a D800E.

Anyone out there that was a former Canon user who has switched to the Nikon D800E care to comment on his or her experiences?

Thanks!



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20251
Country: Canada

Wouldn't you get more answers on the Nikon forum? Just sayin'...



retrofocus
Registered: Apr 19, 2007
Total Posts: 3584
Country: United States

I think it is absolutely valid to post this survey here in this forum! I am very interested to read the answers and experience from others who made the switch since I am also considering this move in case Canon will not upgrade the sensor in the near future for a reasonable camera price.



chez
Registered: Nov 26, 2003
Total Posts: 7793
Country: Canada

I'd put the same poll in both forums. Interesting to see the results.



reno.peterson
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3077
Country: United States

AFC168 wrote:"... think that I need to buy a D800E."

The short and shallow brevity of the OP is way vague...
What makes you think you "need" the D800E that you can't accomplish with a Canon?

And lastly...Didn't you already have one? ----> http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1125358/0#10745838 <----



Cicopo
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 1795
Country: Canada

I considered adding one to my kit but unfortunately Nikon doesn't have the lenses I'd need to use it the way I intended.



chez
Registered: Nov 26, 2003
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Country: Canada

A poll like this without people elaborating on their vote is useless. Too easy to come into the poll and vote the D800 camera was useless...especially in the Canon forum. People who vote, please elaborate on your vote. Tell us why the camera is excellent or did not meet your expectations. Otherwise you have anonymous useless data.



Wahoowa
Registered: Feb 13, 2011
Total Posts: 1526
Country: United States

jcolwell wrote:
Wouldn't you get more answers on the Nikon forum? Just sayin'...


That's the first thing that came to my mind.



pookipichu
Registered: Jul 14, 2004
Total Posts: 1866
Country: United States

What if you are a Canon user that owns a D800? There were many more D800s than D800Es sold.



jj_glos
Registered: Apr 11, 2010
Total Posts: 1142
Country: United Kingdom

chez wrote:
A poll like this without people elaborating on their vote is useless. Too easy to come into the poll and vote the D800 camera was useless...especially in the Canon forum. People who vote, please elaborate on your vote. Tell us why the camera is excellent or did not meet your expectations. Otherwise you have anonymous useless data.


You finally see the light with regards to online polls



Paul Gardner
Registered: Sep 16, 2004
Total Posts: 1121
Country: United States

I am a long time Canon shooter, and I purchased an 800E for landscapes with a 24mm lens. Otherwise I shoot my 1DSIII. Hopefully Canon will get their act together and release the rumored 46MP reasonably soon.



gdanmitchell
Registered: Jun 28, 2009
Total Posts: 8979
Country: United States

retrofocus wrote:
I think it is absolutely valid to post this survey here in this forum! I am very interested to read the answers and experience from others who made the switch since I am also considering this move in case Canon will not upgrade the sensor in the near future for a reasonable camera price.


The point was that if this is your goal, the folks who are the targets of your question are now Nikon owners rather than Canon owners, right?



JameelH
Registered: Apr 23, 2005
Total Posts: 1783
Country: United States

Considered it and decided to stick to the 5DIII. I dont't print larger than 20x30 so the resolution is not the main criteria. The attraction was low ISO capability. However too much invested in Canon glass and the TSEs don't have an equivalent on the Nikon system. If I were starting from scratch, I'll be very tempted to go D800E though.



StarNut
Registered: Aug 30, 2004
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Damn, I was unaware that I "need to buy a D800E" in order to get decent landscapes. I guess I was wrong in being thrilled with the fine overall performance of my 5d3 (or 5D2 before it, or 10D before that, or Minolta XD11 before that...).



chez
Registered: Nov 26, 2003
Total Posts: 7793
Country: Canada

StarNut wrote:
Damn, I was unaware that I "need to buy a D800E" in order to get decent landscapes. I guess I was wrong in being thrilled with the fine overall performance of my 5d3 (or 5D2 before it, or 10D before that, or Minolta XD11 before that...).


I guess then I need to question why you are still not shooting with the XD11 if you were thrilled with the overall performance.



StarNut
Registered: Aug 30, 2004
Total Posts: 1630
Country: United States

chez wrote:
StarNut wrote:
Damn, I was unaware that I "need to buy a D800E" in order to get decent landscapes. I guess I was wrong in being thrilled with the fine overall performance of my 5d3 (or 5D2 before it, or 10D before that, or Minolta XD11 before that...).


I guess then I need to question why you are still not shooting with the XD11 if you were thrilled with the overall performance.


Feel free.

What seems to escape notice is that it is far more the photographer than the camera that defines how good is the landscape.

I was poking a bit at OP's choice of words "need to buy."

I have no problem with someone saying that the extra pixels of a D800E (and the better DR) will make a difference in the way he/she shoots/processes/prints his/her landscape photos, but "need"? The tiny marginal improvement in anything that the D800E has over the 5d2 for landscapes hardly arises to the level of "need."

Any other questions?



pookipichu
Registered: Jul 14, 2004
Total Posts: 1866
Country: United States

In no way is this intended to sound disrespectful, but if you do not own or use the D800E, it may not be fair for you to state there is a "tiny marginal improvement" over the 5D2. From my experience, there is a noticeable and substantial improvement in sensor quality in the D800 over the 5D2, which I also own and still use. Additionally, as a side note, for working photographers in fashion, many clients demand higher megapixels (36MP+). In those instances, "need" is definitely appropriate.


StarNut wrote:
chez wrote:
StarNut wrote:
Damn, I was unaware that I "need to buy a D800E" in order to get decent landscapes. I guess I was wrong in being thrilled with the fine overall performance of my 5d3 (or 5D2 before it, or 10D before that, or Minolta XD11 before that...).


I guess then I need to question why you are still not shooting with the XD11 if you were thrilled with the overall performance.


Feel free.

What seems to escape notice is that it is far more the photographer than the camera that defines how good is the landscape.

I was poking a bit at OP's choice of words "need to buy."

I have no problem with someone saying that the extra pixels of a D800E (and the better DR) will make a difference in the way he/she shoots/processes/prints his/her landscape photos, but "need"? The tiny marginal improvement in anything that the D800E has over the 5d2 for landscapes hardly arises to the level of "need."

Any other questions?



retrofocus
Registered: Apr 19, 2007
Total Posts: 3584
Country: United States

gdanmitchell wrote:
retrofocus wrote:
I think it is absolutely valid to post this survey here in this forum! I am very interested to read the answers and experience from others who made the switch since I am also considering this move in case Canon will not upgrade the sensor in the near future for a reasonable camera price.


The point was that if this is your goal, the folks who are the targets of your question are now Nikon owners rather than Canon owners, right?


I don't think so - I understood the OP's question more in a way that many Canon shooters just keep their existing gear but get a D800(E) system additionally with maybe 1-2 lenses for landscape work mostly. Those shooters will certainly not invest in a new Canon camera at this point.



spdntrxi
Registered: Oct 06, 2006
Total Posts: 405
Country: United States

retrofocus wrote:
gdanmitchell wrote:
retrofocus wrote:
I think it is absolutely valid to post this survey here in this forum! I am very interested to read the answers and experience from others who made the switch since I am also considering this move in case Canon will not upgrade the sensor in the near future for a reasonable camera price.


The point was that if this is your goal, the folks who are the targets of your question are now Nikon owners rather than Canon owners, right?


I don't think so - I understood the OP's question more in a way that many Canon shooters just keep their existing gear but get a D800(E) system additionally with maybe 1-2 lenses for landscape work mostly. Those shooters will certainly not invest in a new Canon camera at this point.


agreed... the poll choices confirm this overall feeling as well.



Psychic1
Registered: Jul 25, 2006
Total Posts: 4393
Country: United States

I'll PM Monito and ask him to critique the poll.



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