Was at my sisters wedding, and the photog was using canon, as ive become accustomed to seeing at weddings. Approached him, got to talking, and told him i was considering entering the FX world… and, with used 5d MK2’s being cheaper than d700’s, and the fact that they have video, and higher res, am considering switching to canon. I asked about the autofocus, and he stated it has some faults… He went on to say he’s impressed by Nikons latest efforts, and is looking forward to a d700 upgrade, and may consider switching. He also showed my a 85 1.4 that a client managed to bump and have it drop off a table, only to leave a nice dent in the filter ring, but the lens worked perfectly. All canon gear, no sigma, tokina, or tamron.
Anyway, I got about a half an hour on the 5dmk2, and also the old 5d. Going into this, I was considering the d7000 for the high iso, but after playing around with the 24mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.4 on FX bodies, ive concluded that ill keep saving for FX. This is coming from a current D60 owner, and the depth of field on FX is just incredible. Blows DX out of the water.
So, whenever I hear people say that FX is soooo much better, I never know what exactly that means… but now I do. It really is soooo much better. High iso, amazing DOF, and the feeling quality in ones hands is something that my d60 is def missing. Cant speak too much for the d300 line, although I do remember saying my d60 felt like a toy after holding one of those… and it is.
Seriously, all the DX-ophiles hear ranting and raving about the d7000, need to spend some quality time with an FX body and a nice fast lens. It’ll change your perception of photography.
- Future FX user waiting for a D700 replacement
P.S. Dont bother with the original 5D... autofocus was super slow.