"Milena" <it> wrote in message
BOTH offer excellent cameras and superb lenses
BOTH are widely available, and hence, so are service locations
BOTH are dedicated to maintaining and expanding their systems
Now, for two differences that probably only apply to me.
Ergonomics: The Nikons feel better in my hands. Balance, controls,
everything just feels better to me. That is totally subjective.
Longevity: My personal experiences with both brands still lead me to feel
that Nikon bodies and, in particular, lenses, are more durable (though they
certainly made some cheap lenses in their consumer series). Nikon also has
a better history of backward compatibility, IMO.
When the Canon rep told me to plan on servicing my lenses annually and
replacing my lenses every 3 to 5 years, he sold me on staying with Nikon.
In nearly 30 years of shooting Nikon, I never needed to have a lens
That said, I don't think you could go wrong with either system, especially
if you are starting from scratch. And, the Pentax, Minolta, and Olympus
systems certainly deserve consideration, especially for an amateur shooter.
Just my opinion though. I don't own a digital body yet (but one will be my