Spy Black said:
Actually they have an old D70 and some Nikkors (even a PC!) they use there occasionally, but the main cameras are the Canons.
If they decide to stick with FX they'll almost certainly stick with Canon.
We all had to work in DX at one point - there wasn't a choice:)
Spy Black said:
Someone sold them on the idea of FX at some point...
I never thought I would ever hear a statement like that. How much of a gain would you get if they made the switch? ;)
If it is primarily Studio work, most of the advantages the Nikon system fall by the side and it comes down to resolution, color, bracketing, and a few other small things. That is why MedFmt cameras usually only shoot 3 FPS max, if even that. A 36mp Nikon may be up their ally though.
Here is a quick list of the D300s over D7000. I wouldn't suggest a D300s as it is ready for a refresh, but D400/800 would probably be the same. There are some, but not much. The bracketing and the built in timer are two things I use a lot. Some other things like customizable and save-able presets (I think 40 total? - I only use 6) I use all the time and it makes camera set-up much easier so you don't forget a setting. All of it depends on how much you use or would use it. The intervalometer alone is worth $250 if you had to buy the nikon remote. Again, it is what you use.
File Format Still Images/ TIFF (RGB)
Raw Uncompressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW) -
NEF (RAW): Lossless Compressed or Compressed 12 or 14 bit
Storage Media/ CompactFlash© (Type I/II, compliant with UDMA)
AF Points/ Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)
Flash Bracketing/ 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
White Balance Bracketing/ 2 to 9 exposures
Like you said, it is no skin of your back. Sometimes it comes down to individuals who like the Canon "look" over Nikon. Kyoshinikon laid out a good list of items almost every Nikon has over Canon as well. It has been a while since I used a Canon, but I have always been surprised some of the small things Nikon has or does a bit better.