Canon or Nikon? That is the question.
The war between Canon and Nikon fans fought on Forums, Blogs and Social Networks. You can't write a bad opinion on one of these brands without being accused to follow Canonism or Nikonism and to take money from the respective manufacturers.
At this point I’d like to spend some words, many people say that I’m a Nikonist and I have a bad opinion on Canon's cameras because Nikon pays me, I’m sorry but It’s not true, although I admit that I wouldn't mind earning something from Nikon, but the harsh truth is that Nikon doesn't pay me; I use a Nikon but I don’t worship it, I just use it to take pictures, unlike those that before sleeping say their prayers to their Canon (or Nikon); the articles that I publish are sent by other users, developed by discussions on different forums or blogs (many articles are mine too but I always prefer to entrust experts and read up) and then passed under x-rays to prove their “Truth”.
I've also published positive Canon reviews (passed unnoticed) and I don't care if my Nikon D90 is inferior to another camera, I use it just to take pictures, I’m open to any opinion and to publish articles written by other users (as long as they don't provide highly subjective opinion instead than a technical one). Now let's get back to the subject...
Canon or Nikon? A terrible doubt when you plan to buy your first reflex. Once I read this comment "if you have to choose between a Nikon and a Canon ask someone who uses a Leica".
Now let’s face the heart of the matter, which is better of both brands?
After reading several discussions, trying some reflex from both brands, I can say that both take pictures (crazy isn't it!?), the more expensive models can make you a coffee if you need one; the only comparison you can do is the quality-price-ratio, there isn’t an absolutely better brand, the balance of power varies with the periods and the new models on market.
Talking about differences, there are always little things, magnified by marketing. Do you want to know from a webmaster why in blogs you can find comparisons between cameras? Because they make them earn money thanks to AdSense (not surely a bribe from Nikon or Canon) and assure many visits, and that shows how nowadays people think more about having the camera with a little more than reading up on what photography really is!
2 or 3 megapixel less or a shutter speed that doesn't allow you to take a picture of a missile are not an handicap so vital in a photographer’s career, I still think that the difference is made by the man behind the camera.
Think about the great photographers of the past and the cameras they used, almost toys compared to our reflexes, and nevertheless their pictures are still beautiful, immortal masterpieces!SHARE
Translation by Nina Kozul
Translation by Nina Kozul