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Offline Sn@pShot

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Canon 5D Mark Ii or Nikon D800
« on: July 20, 2017, 07:05:37 am »
Hello guys and gals, thanks you all for welcoming me on this forum so well. I really want to learn from you all (as a newbie to FM) and get to know everyone better along the way :) Now I ask for you humble opinion. I have to option to buy either a used Canon 5D Mark Ii or a used Nikon D800 for around the same price. They are in an estate sale for a family friend and he is willing to sell them to me before hand for a good price but I can only afford one. Right now my only camera is a Nikon D90 so I would love to get my hands on a real piece of machine. Before I go ahead and grab the one that is more expensive in stores I want to get some advice from you all. Anyone who has either of these cameras please chime in and let me know what you think, would love to hear it from people that are not paid for reviews or commission.

Some great advice came from the people on here, and I am proud to say I am the happy owner of a slightly used Nikon D800. My friend ended up selling it online so that there is a record of the sale, so I bought it from the ad he listed on https://www.for-sale.ie/nikon-d800 and saw that there are tons of people selling lenses and other accessories for the D800 on there as well. Guess I know where I will be spending my time and money.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark Ii or Nikon D800
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 02:44:57 pm »
Both are great cameras, which one to choose depends on what you want to photograph with them and on what lenses (and other brand specific gear) you already own. Without more info it's hard to give a good recommendation.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark Ii or Nikon D800
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 04:26:16 am »
I think it is logical to stay with Nikon as you already have at least one Nikon lens.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark Ii or Nikon D800
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2017, 12:15:17 am »
I think it is logical to stay with Nikon as you already have at least one Nikon lens.

That was my thought process, I was kind of just wondering if the Canon 5D was just that amazing of a camera that I should get that. Thanks for the opinion mate.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark Ii or Nikon D800
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2017, 03:37:45 am »
I think it is logical to stay with Nikon as you already have at least one Nikon lens.

That was my thought process, I was kind of just wondering if the Canon 5D was just that amazing of a camera that I should get that. Thanks for the opinion mate.

I'd say not more amazing than the D800 anyway.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark Ii or Nikon D800
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 06:15:10 pm »
I recently switched from a Nikon D810 to Fujifilm X-Pro2. Fujifilm is far ahead of Nikon. Suggest looking into the Fuji GX medium format if you really need a high pixel count and professional stuff.
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