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Canon EOS 5D Mark III or Nikon D800

by pkbothers / July 12, 2013 3:10 PM PDT

Which one I should buy Canon EOS 5D Mark III or Nikon D800? I have gone through many reviews no one is a clear winner. I need clear and crisp picture quality. Need an expert and honest opinion here. Price is not a factor.

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I love my new D800
by Crashworth / July 16, 2013 12:00 AM PDT

I was in the same place your in now.

If its low light you want go Canon.
If its dynamic range and great colour go Nikon.

I also don't like Canon's controls for the camera.
I needed the roller controls on the back and front.

But Canon has a better standard zoom lens than Nikon.

A camera is only good as the glass in front of it.

They are incredible cameras. Both will make you say....
Wow! At the end of the day.

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Love my nikon
by jacksonethen13 / July 17, 2013 9:23 PM PDT
In reply to: I love my new D800

Seriously I think Nikon D800 is best, I am saying not by comparing the both, but the flexibilty of using those cameras

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There is no clear winner
by PistonCupChampion / July 16, 2013 1:09 AM PDT

At the level of these cameras, it is your skill as a photographer that determines the image quality, not the camera. A camera is a tool. The 5D and D800 are some of the best tools available, but you have to know how to use them. Put another way, you can buy a $20 hammer or a $200 hammer, but if you don't know how to build a house, the more expensive hammer won't make you a better carpenter.

The bottom line is if you want the best quality photos, you have to learn the craft of photography first.

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Totally Agree
by Crashworth / July 16, 2013 3:14 AM PDT

I agree with the comments made by PistonCupChampion.
No would ask a famous painter what canvas he used or what brush.
A famous musician is not good because he plays with a "Les Paul" Guitar.
Its the talent that is evoked from the tool by the artist.

What feels good to you in hand working with it should help determine what you buy.

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