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02-27-2011, 09:34 PM
Just curious, but what brand of camera do you shoot with and why?

02-27-2011, 10:51 PM
Nikon for me though I started out with Olympus. Could have gone Canon but no part of me liked the system. Joe McNally gave me the itch I think :laughing:

02-28-2011, 12:25 PM
Nikon. I agonized over my first dSLR purchase and drove people here to distraction with it too :p. I finally narrowed it down to two camera's in my budget and went to the store to try them out. The nikon felt better in my hand.

02-28-2011, 12:43 PM
Canon. My first SLR (film) was a Canon TX-1 and the first quality digital point and shoot that I bought was a Canon SX110. It used SD cards which I already had and rechargeable AA batteries which made life easy plus it had ISO, aperture, and shutter speed controls. I got use to the Canon controls and so my first DSLR was the Canon Rebel XSi (450D) which is what I shoot with today.

02-28-2011, 12:46 PM
I'm flying the Canon flag as well. My father in law shoots canon, and after I had a play with his 450D I knew I had to have one.

02-28-2011, 01:23 PM
Well 2 for Nikon and 2 for Canon.

I'm planing on buying a Canon 60D in a few weeks.
Right now though I'm shooting with film SLRs from the 80s, a Chinon, and a Nikon.

02-28-2011, 02:44 PM
For 35mm - Nikon - basically because I started on Nikon so the majority of lenses and accessories I own are already Nikon.

Wicked Dark
02-28-2011, 03:16 PM
Olympus. I chose Olympus back in the 80s because the cameras were beautiful, technologically innovative and their lenses optically equal or superior in every lens class. Nothing's changed.

02-28-2011, 03:38 PM
Digital I shoot Canon, just like the ergonomics of the camera and now I would probably stick with Canon as I have all my lenses for Canon. I find Canon glass to be the best on the Market in my opinion but sure Nikon, Sony and others feel the same mostly about the glass they use for the camera system of their choosing.

02-28-2011, 09:39 PM
Nikon, both using film (an FM) and now with the D90 (and a P7000). I just like the "feel" and consistancy of the cameras. It might just be a matter of staying with what I know, though.

My Argus Rangefinder is nice, but it's literally a rectangular box and feels like it. And it needs a good cleaning.
As long someone gets any camera for the right reasons - to leverage their creativity, I say "good on ya".

How about those guys that make pinhole cameras out of you name it!

03-12-2011, 05:37 PM
I choose Nikon for a couple of reasons. First all my hunting optics have been/are Nikon and have never let me down in the harshest of conditions. Secondly, a friend of mine shoots Nikon and and therefore can guide me as I get into uncharted waters... Oh and he has some great big lens I can now borrow...LOL

03-12-2011, 05:46 PM
My first digital was a Canon Xti Sooo I ma locked into the lenses.

Xti to a 40D then got a 30D as back up..Sold it and got a T2i..Bought an XT cause I got a great deal. Now I latched onto a 7D. LOTS of love for the 7d:)

03-12-2011, 07:24 PM
Canon. Way back in the 70's when I got my film camera Canon FTb, my sister's next door neighbor worked for Canon so it was an obvious choice at that time. After a couple decades of picture taking hiatus, I decided to take up photograply again. Because I had Canon before I went with them again. If I starting over today, I would probably consider Nikon as I believe they currently have the edge over Canon in high ISO, auto focus and flash system.