Switching about switching

richfisherrichfisher Posts: 3Member
Hi

First of all, I am not a troll. i have lots of Canon gear and just back from Africa. Friends with D500 got shot I missed with 7D M2. So I am thinking of switching.

- how often does nikon offer rebates?
- any good reviews on switching? I found a good one from Greg Basco (deep green)

Any members of the forum recently switched from Canon to Nikon (or other way)? Like to hear about your experience.

Thanks

Rich

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  • PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 1,405Member
    edited February 10
    its all about money/ how much Canon gear you got . Personally I don't like Canon .I say if they cannot get the on/off switch in the right place for one handed operation what else have they got wrong.
    Let us know how much gear you have
    Post edited by Pistnbroke on
  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 2,556Member

    Hi

    First of all, I am not a troll. i have lots of Canon gear and just back from Africa. Friends with D500 got shot I missed with 7D M2. So I am thinking of switching.

    - how often does nikon offer rebates?
    - any good reviews on switching? I found a good one from Greg Basco (deep green)

    Any members of the forum recently switched from Canon to Nikon (or other way)? Like to hear about your experience.

    Thanks

    Rich

    I won't be much help. I did switch to Nikon from another brand, but it was Bushnell, not Canon. I was 8 or 9 and I have been with Nikon ever since.
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,678Member

    Hi

    First of all, I am not a troll. i have lots of Canon gear and just back from Africa. Friends with D500 got shot I missed with 7D M2. So I am thinking of switching.

    - how often does nikon offer rebates?
    - any good reviews on switching? I found a good one from Greg Basco (deep green)

    Any members of the forum recently switched from Canon to Nikon (or other way)? Like to hear about your experience.

    Thanks

    Rich

    Without knowing what lenses you were using on the 7D MK2 vs the people with the D500, it's hard to say if it would help you or not.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 5,539Moderator
    edited February 11
    Switching systems is something that lots of people do, no need to make apologies or worry about being labelled a troll, we are generally more grown up on this forum.

    My friend has a 7D2 and I really rate it. A guy on here sold up his Nikon stuff when they were late with the D500 and got a 7D2 then sold it all when the D500 came out citing problems with the 7D2's AF. In all honesty, I have seen that the 7D2 AF is so capable and complex that a lot of people just don't take the time to get to understand it so they can get the best from it. There is rumour of a 7D3 soon - if I were you I would see how that checks out.

    Have a look at this months Photo-A-Day, @Jimo is getting great results with the D500/200-500 combo.

    Good luck whatever you decide to do.
    Post edited by spraynpray on
    Always learning.
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 1,861Member
    Honestly if you can't get decent results with one brand, you probably won't get it with the other brand if you're just generalizing. Switching brands won't make up for poor technique which is by and large the biggest problem.
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • HankBHankB Posts: 110Member
    Nikon and Canon keep leapfrogging each other — at the moment, Nikon D500 and D850 do seem mostly ahead of Canon.

    How long till we move to the next leapfrog cycle?
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,137Member
    I never recommend switching.. (...actually i always recommend switching to Nikon ! if I don't want to think about the logic of it!)

    having said that... my nikon d500 is pretty darn great...

    I have now given almost all my camera gear.. except for the d500 (and the set of lenses that work great with it for me.)
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • BVSBVS Posts: 311Member
    @richfisher:

    I have lots of Canon gear and just back from Africa. Friends with D500 got shot I missed with 7D M2. So I am thinking of switching.

    What lenses were your friends using, and what lenses would you be looking to replace if you switched?

    - how often does nikon offer rebates?

    The biggest sales event with the biggest discounts the last couple of years has been during the Black Friday through Christmas period. There was also a good sale last year starting on April 30th which included the free grip deal. This was right before the 6DII release IIRC, so I'm not sure if they'll do it again this year or not.

    - any good reviews on switching? I found a good one from Greg Basco (deep green)

    I'm not sure. If I see any I'll let you know. Where are you located? As Greg said in his review, access to equipment and service can be an important consideration.
    D7100, 85 1.8G, 50 1.8G, 35 1.8G DX, Tokina 12-28 F4, 18-140, 55-200 VR DX
  • BVSBVS Posts: 311Member
    D7100, 85 1.8G, 50 1.8G, 35 1.8G DX, Tokina 12-28 F4, 18-140, 55-200 VR DX
  • richfisherrichfisher Posts: 3Member
    Hi Greg

    I am outside Chicago. I think there is a Nikon Authorized Service Center about 10 miles from my house - about a third of the distance as the Canon Service Center.
  • paulrpaulr Posts: 1,001Member
    Switching manufactures in one word is "Expensive" No matter how much you have cared for your equipment values are never what you think they are when parting with your old system. I am still in the process of selling all my Nikon gear, not because I have gone off Nikon simply because I have moved to DMF.I found dealers to be bandits when offering prices and most of my Nikon gear has been sold on Ebay. and the odd private sale. Selling as to be done patiently, and there are buyers who will pay, its just a matter of time, Thats fine if you can wait.I have sold now approx 60% of my gear and with Spring/summer things will go with time.
    Camera, Lens and Tripod and a few other Bits
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