Now that I’ve had my Canon EOS 400D for just over a year and a half and it being a very good camera and had served me well in my journey to discover photography.
The EOS 400D is a great camera I must say, especially for starters and those wanting to pick up a DSLR but not wanting to spend too much on a professional body.
So why Nikon and not stick to Canon? And why the upgrade?
Having worked at a studio for some time, I had found that Nikon cameras (bodies) are actually much more customizable and has a lot more functions as compared to the Canon cameras. It’s like the Figma figures compared to normal figures with a fixed posed. You can very much tune it with the settings you very much want.
Now for the second question. Why the upgrade?
Having been using the 400D (a body with a 1.6X crop factor) with a EF 24 – 105mm L lens, I am at a disadvantage whenever I need to take wide-angle shots as the widest I’ll be able to shoot at is 24mm X 1.6 = 38.4mm. This makes it pretty much a standard zoom lens and I won’t be able to explore more creative angles at a wider angle.
Why not just get a wide-angle lens then? I have though of that but as I am intending to pursue photography as a career, I would firstly need to have a much professional body compared to my current camera. The EOS 5D would have been a nice choice but I’m favoring the D700 a lot more.
Shooting a full-frame would also mean that I won’t have to add in the crop factor while shooting so which means I am shooting at the camera lens focal length.
Will be spending more time playing with my new toy.. NOT. The camera’s actually loaned to me to do some test shots and I had my share of fun playing around and taking some shots. ^^;
Oh, how I wish I have one of these full frame camera bodies..