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    My forecast is,after all this palavar, Jeff will not change brand Canon to brand Nikon on my basic premise that he will not want to lose his "fan club"/mates from the Canon forum!
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    As some of you may know I have both Nikon and Canon gear, albeit not terribly recent, and frankly it makes no difference which make you have. As long as you have good technique and an intimate understanding of how to set your camera up for the situations you will get the results you want.

    The fun starts when trying to change from one system to another. Firstly the lens mounts in the opposite direction which can lead to some tricky moments when you aren't used to it. Although I never dropped a lens when I started using Canon after some thirty odd years of Nikon familiarity I had a few close shaves. The lenses also zoom and focus in the opposite direction though I find that less of a problem as I have third party lenses in both mounts. Some of the indicators in the viewfinder are also oriented in the opposite direction (to match the lens controls) which is definitely confusing.

    A downside with Nikon is back compatibility. The F mount has been around since the original Nikon F back in the late '50s. Now while it's generally true that theoretically many lenses of that era can be used on modern cameras there's quite a lot that can't and it's quite a complex scenario knowing which can and which can't. On top of that some of the latest lens features (such as AF-P drive and electromagnetic shutters) aren't back compatible with many earlier cameras (some not all that old). By comparison EF/EF-s/EF-m incompatibility is negligible.

    Unless you can really, really​, REALLY justify changing systems I can't see any reason not to stick with Canon.
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    Job done ,I have just ordered a new 80D ,good price from h.dew and it gives me a 3 warranty to ,plus most importantly doesn’t drain the finances which a switch to Nikon would .
    The learning curve is also zero which obviously helps and also restores peace to the household which has been in uproar since Friday night due to the canon v. Nikon conflict of interests

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    Grass is always greener and all that, I cannot see the logic in swopping brands and having to take a hit on all your lenses etc, If I ever did that I would probably look at Sony Mirrorless.

    Glad it's sorted.. :)
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    Thanks for opening the debate on here Jeff...I’ve never switched dSLR brand but did go from canon to Olympus micro 4/3, then Fuji and eventually made it back to canon...and I’ve never regretted coming back. The 80D looks like an excellent choice.
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    What it really needs now is for canon to come out with a lens to match that 200-500 f5.6 of Nikon’s ,not everyone who does wildlife wants a L lens or the weight and price tag that goes with it ,it very nearly swayed it for me as it feels right when you pick it up .

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    From a personal perspective I am so glad you stayed with Canon. We would all miss your great shots & the fact that you are always willing to help us newbies. Hope you can enjoy the new camera & conInue sharing your photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the black fox View Post
    Job done ,I have just ordered a new 80D ,good price from h.dew and it gives me a 3 warranty to ,plus most importantly doesn’t drain the finances which a switch to Nikon would .
    The learning curve is also zero which obviously helps and also restores peace to the household which has been in uproar since Friday night due to the canon v. Nikon conflict of interests
    oh bugger....more bird photos
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    Glad to see you are back with the 80D. I always liked your photos with it and never did see why you changed.
    Out of interest I looked for full reviews of the Nikon 200 - 500 (have edited and corrected this)and only found one, on Photography Life, a site which is very much Nikon based, though with lots of interesting articles. They compared it with some other lenses including the Sigma Sports and their comparison is that the Sigma is better : "If you are trying to decide between the Sigma 150 - 600 mm Sport and the Nikon 200 - 500 mm VR the Sigma is obviously the way to go". So if you had changed to Nikon and that lens, you might have been disappointed. I somehow doubt if Canon will produce a competitive lens at a sensible price, doesn't seem to be their way.
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    Welcome back to the fold, Jeff. One of the reasons I got the 80D was from seeing your excellent shots with yours. I must actually make some time to get out and use mine though
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