Camera Wars

For anyone that has followed any of my Facebook posts recently, you are likely aware that I am in the process of upgrading my camera equipment. This has been a long time in the making, and I will say that I am currently happy with my setup.
My very first camera was a Nikon FG that was handed down from my dad, and subsequently, every camera that I have owned since then has also been a Nikon. I love Nikon! I love the functionality, the way the cameras feel (especially the SLR’s), I love the images, etc. That is not to say that I don’t also like other camera manufacturers. As I mentioned, my first camera was a hand-me-down…which also means FREE…so it was an easy decision to go with them. So now, after years of being a Nikon user, I have switched to Canon. It isn’t that I have had some sort of revelation that Canon is now better…it is that the current camera offerings between the two are quite different, and for the type of photography that I do, Canon made more sense. You won’t ever see me choosing a camera because it is Canon or Nikon…I choose the best tool for the job.

So now, the tool in my kit is the Canon 5D Mark III. So far I am very happy with my choice. I have only had the chance to take a handful of photos and videos, but I really like it. That being said, any camera that has come out recently is going to be much more advanced than my last setup (Nikon D200.)

Here are a few test shots from the new Mark III.

Both images were shot using natural window light, ISO 400, f1.8, 1/200.

I will say that I am really pleased with the images I have taken so far, and the camera as a whole. It is responsive, the auto-focus is quick, low light images are better than anticipated. I am still trying to figure out the menus and button/knob placement, but that will come with a little time and practice.

The good ol' cam debateMay 24, 2013 - 3:51 PM

[…] what he wants to do his shots. Today I had a look at the website of a friend, canadian photographer Clayton Hansen. Guess what? He went from his old Nikon D200 to a Canon 5D Mk III. His reason? Pretty easy – […]

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