A&P Nikon and Canon

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  1. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Not to start a war but Im just curious.

    I dont visit Nikon forums at all so I have no clue about this...

    but..

    Do Nikon users complain as much about misfocusing bodies/lenses as Canon users do?

    It just kinda occurred to me today that all the new Canon bodies have microadjust and that everyone loves it and all that people with no life calibrate their lens down to the nanometer...

    But, Nikon cameras dont have that feature...

    Just my bored, allergen-induced musings
     
  2. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    what's microadjust? I haven't really looked at new cameras since I got my 30d three years ago except to drool over iso and video of the 5D2
     
  3. adamlewis88

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    Its so when your lens is misfocusing (front of back), you can "adjust" what the camera this is "in focus" and get it to actually be in focus.
     
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    Nikon's dont front/back focus so there is no need for it. ;)

    Actually I think my D3s have that feature. Havent really looked as I've had no need. I didnt even mess with it on my Canon's either. Of course the focus was so fucked on my MkIII it wouldnt have made any difference anyway.
     
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    My D300 has the microadjust, but I've only used it for a shitball Sigma lens.

    I've never heard of anyone complaining about a Nikon branded lens/body misfocussing in real life.. can't say I've really read it online either. But I don't go to any Nikon specific forums.

    All the newspaper guys who went Canon > Nikon are really happy they did it, haven't heard any regrets. Even people who went from 1D down to a D300 or something mid-level, they prefer the NIkon.
     
  6. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Hmmm!!! Well, I guess Id just never heard about it because apparently people dont use it.

    VW, IF the MkIII you had got as many frames in focus as your D3, would you have stuck it out with Canon? Or are there other things about Nikon that you prefer?

    Im really interested since Im contemplating the same switch.
     
  7. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    Yes, plenty of people have front/back focus issues with nikon, some of the bodies can adjust for it.
     
  8. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    Plenty of threads about the latest batches of the 50mm 1.8 nikkor front focusing
     
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    Just curious, are you having problems with the Mk III?
     
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    :eek3::eek4::eek3::eek4:

    YOU are thinking about switching to Nikon???





    YOU????

    :eek4::eek4::eek4::eek3::eek3:

    Anyway to address your question, I don't remember reading about people using their microadjusters on their Nikon much.
     
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    I'm haven't been following lens development much lately...is this the thrifty fifty or some new design?
     
  12. ok_computer

    ok_computer OT Supporter

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    Pretty sure we'er talking about real lenses here :hsugh:

    Nikon's pro stuff is pretty reliable.
     
  13. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    What affects the biggest customer base? You made the all encompassing assertion.
     
  14. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    No. No problems whatsoever. However, if the D3 tracks just as well (which from what I hear, it does) but is so much better at high ISO, its something Im willing to go for. I never cared before but now I can get it through Nikon for cheap. They didnt allow it to be purchased like that when it first came out.

    Haha I know, I know. I have a D3, 70-200, and 300/2.8 on the way from Nikon for a little loan period. Im going to give it a real try and see what I think about it.

    Its really the low light stuff that gets me. The D3 is something that would hold me over for years and years to come. Even if (or rather when) cameras get even better/higher ISO performance, it will eventually get to the point where it doesnt mean much to the real world. Its great if your camera can shoot at 819,200 ISO but what in the hell would be going on in such a dark place that would be worth photographing?
     
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    I hear ya, I've been looking at Nikon more and more lately as well. If Nikon had a 35L equivalent I'd switch in a second!
     
  16. xenon supra

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    Nikon has an AF fine tune adjustment on cameras like the 300, 700 and D3, maybe more, I'm not sure.

    I've never really used them though :dunno:
     
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    28 1.4 > 35L :naughty:
     
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    Where is it on the 700?
     
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    what do you mean where is it? where in the menus?
     
  21. Mutombo

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    It's a nice lens, but I don't think it's any better than the 35L. Oh yeah, and it's discontinued and runs $3500 used!
     
  22. adamlewis88

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    Yeah
     
  23. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    n/m I found it. Thanks
     
  24. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    Nikon has multiple cameras with the adjustment feature. It's present on my D300
     
  25. 3-THREE-7

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    I think my 70-200 F4 IS has focusing issues, or it's user error.

    I've never calibrated my stuff. Is there somewhere that I can read about doing it yourself? I don't care that much, but I'd like to get the best out of the gear I've got.
     

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