I know, I knowâ€¦ Nikon users are now screaming â€œYou Traitorâ€ and Canon users are saying â€œAh, so you have finally seen the light!â€ Truth is I started out as a Canon man in my film days but was blown away by Nikon’s CLS in the digital world.Â I never liked the ergonomics of a Canon… almost feels like the person that designed it had never held a camera before, Nikon has always felt comfortable in my hand, buttons exactly where they seem they should be.
What do I think now that Iâ€™m a Canon user? The same thing, LOL, but let us not forget, photography is a business, at least for me it is. If a Canon 5D Mark II (which is what i switched to) will give me better colors and higher resolution (21.1 MP vs Nikon D700â€™s 12.1MP) at a lower cost then having to upgrade to Nikons D3x, its an easy trade off I think.
Before you ask, I’ve sold all of my Nikon gear… bodies, lenses and flashes and purchased exactly what I need to continue to do business using my new Canon gear.Â After my first date with my new gear, I’m sure I made the right decision.
Do I recommend the switch for everyone. No. A camera is a tool!Â Who am I to tell a painter what brush to use, in the end does it matter? Its the images that matter. Its client satisfaction that matters. For me it was part business decision and part â€œno choiceâ€.