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Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED NIKKOR AF-S

224-70
Review Date: Dec 10, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,500.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: One of the best lens in Nikons lineup
Cons:
None

Excellent lens, better than Canons version.

 
Canon EOS 50D

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Review Date: Dec 20, 2008 Recommend? no | Price paid: $1,489.00 | Rating: 2 

Pros: LCD, micro adjustments.
Cons:
Everything else

Well first of all I'll start off by saying I've used Canon gear for years, many many years. I bought the 50D to complement my 5d, one of the best cameras I've ever used. I could have bought the 1DM3 but it had a focusing problem, so I buy the 50D a year later. I can't say anything really positive about it, really. It's a stop gap camera to compete with Nikon, and Canon did a poor job. One thing that I saw right off the bat was the AF performance was poor. In AI servo it seemed to step focus, not smooth at all. I was using a 70-200 f/2.8 L and 24-70 f/2.8 L and 300 f/2.8 USM IS L, and still the same results, very poor AI servo performance. 9 AF points are too little when it comes to wildlife and sports. IQ was ok not spectacular. I think the 40d is a much much better camera.

One positive thing was that the 50D's terrible performance drove me to sell of all my Canon gear and buy a Nikon D700. I recently tested the D700 out on some wildlife and I must admit the AF is spot on and precise, not like the 50d. Canon needs to put their 1D af performance in their porsumer cameras or else people will switch.

I'm tired of Canons product defects, like the 24-105 flare issue, 1Dm3 focus issue, the 50D err99( Which I got plenty of), and now I read that the 5dM2 has black dots and banding issues which must be corrected.

Sure Nikon has it's problems too but lately nikon has built some fantastic cameras and Canon has built some problematic cameras.




 
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S Nikkor

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Review Date: Dec 7, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sharp, contrast, color, build quality.
Cons:
Not much

WOW!!! That's all I can say. I moved to Nikon from Canon when the 5DM2 came out and it wasn't much of an upgrade. Bought a D700 and this lens. It's FANTASTIC. It has to be the best wide angle lens I've ever used.

 
Canon EOS 50D

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Review Date: Nov 25, 2008 Recommend? | Price paid: $1,399.00

Pros: LCD screen, AF microadjustment
Cons:
Other than that not much difference than 40D

I had a 5D and needed something with faster AF and FPS for wildlife but I didn't want to get a 1D series so waited to see what Canon came out with and it was the 50D and 5DM2. I bought the 50D because the 5DM2 was not a wildlife camera. First I found that the AF was not any faster than the 5D. In AI Servo I found that if I lost the subject it was hard to reacquire it. I tried everything, one point, all points, AF On switch, nothing worked. I let other photographers try it and they said the same thing. This happened with all my lenses. I tried it with a 24-700 2.8L, 70-200 2.8 L, and a 300 2.8 IS L, all great lenses and the AF was still having tracking issues. Finally I sent it in and had it checked by Canon and they couldnít find anything wrong with it and sent it back. I also got a lot of ERR 99 alerts.

I was going to sell some of my Canon gear anyway so I decided that this was the final straw for me. I sold and returned my equipment and switched to a Nikon D700. I got tired of Canonís QC problems, and they have had a few. I also donít like that Canon seems to think that more MPís are better. To me Nikon is heading in the direction that I need. Having used the D300 and D700 before I find them much better overall than the Canon counter parts.

I sincerely offer my best to the 50D owners and hope they donít have the problems I had.


 
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

24-105lisusm
Review Date: Jul 21, 2006 Recommend? | Price paid: $1,249.00

Pros: Build , Very Sharp, Color contrast is fantastic, Fast AF and the IS
Cons:
none

This is the first time on the forum, so Hello to all,
I upgraded from the EF-S 17-85, a lens I enjoyed. But I find the 24-105 L an all around better performer. I used it on my around the world trip and took some of my first shots with it and went to a photo shop where I could print some of the photos to see how they came and without any adjustments I couldnít believe the results. Colors were vivid and objects were very sharp, almost looked 3D. Even in low light the IS really helped out and I got some spectacular shots of floral arrangements in the hotels. Everyone is complementing me on the sharpness and color contrast of the photos. If you buy on I donít think youíll be disappointed.


 
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

24-105lisusm
Review Date: Jul 21, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Ultra sharp, Size and weight, IS and color/contrast saturation
Cons:
none

I upgraded from the EF-S 17-85, a lens I enjoyed. But I find the 24-105 L an all around better performer. I used it on my around the world trip and took some of my first shots with it and went to a photo shop where I could print some of the photos to see how they came and without any adjustments I couldnít believe the results. Colors were vivid and objects were very sharp, almost looked 3D. Even in low light the IS really helped out and I got some spectacular shots of floral arrangements in the hotels. Everyone is complementing me on the sharpness and color contrast of the photos. If you buy one I donít think youíll be disappointed.