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Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by aCab, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. aCab

    aCab

    59
    Aug 27, 2008
    ATL
    Just switched from Canon.

    Bought a D300/Grip, Tokina 12-24 f/4, 35f/2. Can't wait for the FedEx man.
     
  2. MD2595

    MD2595

    835
    Jul 6, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    Welcome aboard, but I must ask what made you switch?
     
  3. aCab

    aCab

    59
    Aug 27, 2008
    ATL
    Nikon CLS, ability to use older (cheaper) MF Nikkor lenses, Ergonomics, and overall feel of the camera. I just feel that the Nikons are more intuitive than the Canons are.
     
  4. A.O.M.E.

    A.O.M.E.

    854
    Feb 1, 2009
    Chicago
    Congrats--I think most people feel that way about Nikon ergonomics. The 12-24 and 35/2 are always good choices.
     
  5. cannons menu system confused me (used a friends lol), good luck on the new camera:biggrin:
     
  6. Joves

    Joves

    Feb 10, 2009
    Nowhereland
    Welcome to the light or, the Dark Side if you know a lot of Canon owners.
     
  7. Hi & Welcome to the Cafe'...
    The D300 is a great camera and coupled with those lenses will give you great results...
    BTW, Whats your first name, nice if you could put it in your signature....
     
  8. AEDigman

    AEDigman

    300
    Jan 23, 2007
    West Virginia
    Welcome aboard!

    Hope things work out as you hope and expect them to.
     
  9. youre gonna love the 300. i came from a 20D + 10-22 + 24-70 + 70-200/4 + 85/1.8 kit.

    i gotta say, i am MUCH happier with my current kit. IQ has jumped, despite the fact i've gone from "pro" glass to "consumer" ones. the xxD line has got nothing remotely close to the D300's af system. this alone was worth the switch. but the ergonomics and CLS?? its not just icing on the cake...its a whole other cake!!

    the moment you take your first wireless flash exposure with the built-in flash commander, you'll never look back...
     
  10. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01

    444
    Jan 30, 2009
    Madison, WI
    I've had my 300 for 3 days now. It's definitely more complex than my D60 was but also much more powerful... I love it. You'll like yours:) 
     
  11. Welcome to the Cafe!

    I look forward to seeing your photos!

    Mike
     
  12. sbrian28

    sbrian28

    420
    Sep 22, 2008
    Indiana
    I too switched from Canon last year. The D300 is a great camera with so many features I have just scratched the surface in learning them. Enjoy!
     
  13. McGunnigle

    McGunnigle

    120
    Jul 13, 2009
    northwest
    Welcome to the CAFE - Make sure to post some photos
     
  14. Welcome. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the performance of the D300 w/grip.
     
  15. User

    User

    593
    Mar 23, 2009
    Nevada
    Word on the street is your fedex man arrived. But a 35mm in a 50mm box...why even send the box? Congrats.
     
  16. aCab

    aCab

    59
    Aug 27, 2008
    ATL
    for anyone interested, my unupdated website - www.austincabot.com

    Just got the camera today and boy is it great. Miles ahead of my 30d.

    Hopefully picking up an 80-200 f/2.8 AF-S and a 17-35 f/2.8 on sunday.
     
  17. Zee71

    Zee71

    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Welcome to the cafe!
     
  18. Welcome to the Club!

    Get ready for NAS!!!
     
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