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View Poll Results: Which DSLR brand would you choose? (pick up to two)
Canon 4825.00%
Nikon 15078.13%
Sony 2814.58%
Olympus 4422.92%
Fuji 136.77%
Sigma 63.13%
Panasonic 157.81%
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05-26-2009, 03:30 AM   #1
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If you weren't using Pentax, which DSLR brands would you consider?

Assuming you had to switch or start over, which DSLR brands would you more likely to go for instead?

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05-26-2009, 03:45 AM   #2
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Nikon D3 seems an ideal camera, too bad the price increased or I probably would have gotten one by now. Well maybe there will be a D4 adding 1080p video. altho hopefully no more mp. I fear that if pentax ever release an FF camera they will just use the extra sensor space to cram more megapixels thus killing one of the big advantages of FF.
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Adding more pixels doesn't neceserily mean any negative impact on image quality. In fact, in most cases new camera with more pixels deliver better image quality for a given print size or display size.

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05-26-2009, 04:03 AM   #4
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Nikon hands down. That's if I had all the money. They've got the best zooms, their latest ones are jawdroppingly good (beats a lot of good primes), but at very high prices. And I love the user interface and ergonomics too.

Otherwise it'll be Canon.

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Nikon

Given unlimited funds, Nikon would be great.
Limited funds, that's a hard one. A Nikon that has all the features I wouldn't want to go without (as on my K20D/K10D) would be well out of my price range. That's without the lenses.
Don't know what I would do if there was no Pentax...
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Probably Nikon (conservative choice) as I like the system, the ability to use old glass (on the more advanced models, at least) and ergonomy/user inferface.

A more radical choice (if I were to wait a couple of months) would be the Samsung NX system, as well as the micro-4/3-system.

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need another option

I am not sure, if pentax didn't make a DSLR, whether I would still be using one.

I guess, however, even if pentax stopped, somebody would probably pick up the mount, even samsung (although you left them out of the poll)
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I would answer Nikon except: I'd want a platform for a multitude of manual focus lenses, and Nikon doesn't do that well. Otherwise, digital photography wise, Nikon's got good things going.

Therefore I pick Olympus and Canon. I'm not sure I could get over the Oly tiny viewfinder and crop factor, but both makes have tons of adapters available for all sorts of vintage glass.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
I am not sure, if pentax didn't make a DSLR, whether I would still be using one.
Are the other DSLR's so inferior that you wouldn't be bothered to use them?

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I guess, however, even if pentax stopped, somebody would probably pick up the mount, even samsung (although you left them out of the poll)
I don't think rebranding another brand's DSLRs is enough to earn Samsung the title "DSLR brand". Fuji and Panasonic did a lot more with their DSLRs.

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Probably the Nikon D300 or the Canon 40 or 50D.
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I'd design & build one myself..... full frame with a fully functioning M42 screwmount!

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Sigma or Olympus.
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Probably Nikon, although I used to lust for a Canon TLB when I first got into photography. Nikon's color rendition has always seemed closer to Pentax's and that would be the deciding factor for me.
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I kind of went through this when I shopped for my first DSLR a couple of years ago. I have owned Nikon film cameras and still have a couple of lenses. The price difference is huge as I need a weather sealed camera. At the time the D200 bodies were $1500 and the new D300 were 2 grand. I could afford the K10D and even with the 3 lenses I have bought since I am still under that $1500 price. The cheap plastic Nikon D40 and Canon Rebel I had no interest in. They aren't weather proof but they probably float. I would probably still be shooting with film.
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The cheap plastic Nikon D40 and Canon Rebel I had no interest in. They aren't weather proof but they probably float.
Hehe... this cracked me up

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