A&P I borrowed a D90 and a tokina 12-24

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  1. Kirk Hinrich

    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    Needed a body for a shoot, and I have sold my 20D and not yet bought anything else. Very impressed with the D90, feels great in my hand, though I was very slow with it since I don't know the menus.

    The tokina is badass. Seems sharp, very wiiiiide. May pick this one up once I get a body, though I will probably go with a D80 since I'm poor.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Nikons feel great in your hands, unlike Canons. most canon guys will agree w/ this too. :o
     
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    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    :werd: I have to admit the D90 felt really good, specifically the angled plane that the shutter sits on
     
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    I was playing with a D700, the ergonomics was better than my 20D maybe, but not my 5D.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    the release button on a canon is positioned weird. I can't get used to it when I play w/ my friends 5D. specially w/ the grip on it. :o
     
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    I think it's subjective. You shoot with Nikon or Canon all your life, then all of sudden you swap, it's going to feel weird. :o
     
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    Or even switching from once camera to the next...adjusting from my D70-700 was a little weird at first, now playing with my friend's D70 feels foreign.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I guess you're right. :dunno:

    As much as my buddy 'rags' on Nikon all the time, he loves how they feel and the setup of the menus.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    D80 to D300 is the same way. :o
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    I feel the other way around. :hs:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I hate the menus on my wife's SD700 Canon P&S. SLR ones seem to be the same setup. I just think Nikon has a little more "user friendly" menus... and their 'grip' of a camera is just right in my big ass hands. :o
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Yeah. Apples and Oranges I suppose.
     
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    who gives a shit

    these arguments are benign
     
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    BBBAAAACCCCKKKKK on topic...

    The d90 is a very nice camera...i'd love to see what kind of video it can get with a UWA lens (even though im not a huge fan of the video feature)

    The Tokina 12-24 is my most used lens, but if I was in a position to buy another UWA, i'd get the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8
     
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    interesting, ill try to take a video later if I have some time and upload it. Ill look into that 11-16 as well, though it sounds pricey
     
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    Ergonomics was one of my main reasons for choosing nikon.

    WTF shutter position on canon, srsly?

    :mamoru:
     
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    I think I paid $450 for my Tokina 12-24 years ago and I think the 11-16 is about $560.
     
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    just took some short vids, ill upload them when I get home
    anyone know of a good host?
     

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