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Old 03-24-2012, 08:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok I just have to say that I was really cranky this morning for some reason. I'm not sure how the post above came off but to me it wasn't good.

I just to clarify. Canons lower end primes are not bad but there are those that are in serious need of an update. I know I'm not the only person who feels that way either. I can't drop the money for an L lens every time I feel like it. I would love to have some L glass.

I'm not trying to make it sound like I have the "Grass is greener" mentality either. It's just I have friends and family that are Nikon shooters. A few professionally. They all say that Nikon's D series lens are cheap nowadays and built like tanks and have the optical quality to match. I will say that Canon has some L series lenses that I would love to own some day that at this time Nikon does not have an equivalent too. Not saying that they won't but just not now. Which is one of the main reasons I chose Canon. The thing is I don't shoot with the long primes. the 70-300mm is my choice for reach. I would love to have the 100-400L but that's $1500 and the long time rumor about it's replacement coming after the Olympics costing $2800 MSRP. Yikes! I know Nikon has the 80-400 but I have heard horror stories about that lens. Some first hand.

To be honest my 50D does everything I ask it to. I know I haven't been limited by it. I haven't had to much opportunity to get out and explore the many different types of photography. I really want to though. That's the great thing about this hobby there is so much you can do with it. I just shoot whatever peaks my interest at that moment.

I have talked with a few people who have switched from the 50D to the D7k and they all have said that the D7k destroys the 50D. I can see it in some respects, but I have seen and taken some killer pictures with this camera. I know I'm tempted by the Nikon bodies, and a few lenses. I just need to decide that losing the possibility of possibly obtaining certain lenses is worth it. I don't want to switch to just by a Sigma or other brand. I could have just done that with Canon. Again I have owned and used both companies products.

Thanks for taking the time out of your day to read my mental vomit on the interwebs. I would rather do it here since we have a nice variety of users. Over on POTN well it's a Canon forum and it has one Nikon thread LOL.
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I will lock this damned thread up if anyone posts that disgusting picture I saw once.
It like the CCM version of Two Girls One Cup.
I will ban folks.... I swear.
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