Hello Nikon users. I ask for your help here as I have always been a Canon shooter
way back to the days of the A-1 film camera which I still love and own.
I am familiar with Canon's offerings of camera's and lenses but unfortunately not
My last Canon was the 5D Mark II and it was fine. At the very last I shot with a 28-
70mm F2.8L and the Canon 70-200 F4L IS. They were not my very favorite lenses but
they were adequate for my needs.
Currently, I am shooting with a Pentax 67ii and scanning the results into digital
form, but I am getting really tired of carrying a tripod around as my spine and
neck both need surgery.
I was hoping Canon would release a 5d MarkIII with a higher pixel count but they
have not done that. Instead, they released a camera without a noticeable pixel
count increase, raised the price by a thousand dollars and expect loyal customers
to just jump on it without question. Well, not gonna happen with me.
I print my images at the very least at 13 by 19 inches and the larger file size
appeals to me (seems logical to me I would get better results, especially in the
area of sharpness). Posting small images on the internet is not really my goal when
I have been looking around and came across the Nikon D800 with a desireable
pixel count but am a little confused by what I've been reading. Will it or will it not
produce superior quality images? Nikon has posted a pdf that I downloaded and
read and it seems to say that in order to get the best results, you must use live view
and a tripod. I'm a little distressed as the price of digital medium format systems is
prohibitive. I can just barely convice myself to spend $3000 on a body if it will
deliver the results I desire. Yes, I know, glass plays an important role in quality and I
also ask for assistance in this area.
I rely on this site heavily as far as decision making goes:
Here are the Nikon lenses I am considering and why. Any input I can get would be
50mm f/1.4G AF-S - Standard lenses in general are usually pretty good and always
handy to have.
Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D (for the very rare wide image)
Micro-Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR . This would be my walk around lens and
probably primary lens(keep in mind I'm not really a macro shooter but the ability
could come in handy). If I could find an 85mm lens in this price range without
fringing, I would probably make that my primary lens.
Thanks very much, Mia