Nikon or Canon Dilemma

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I have been using Nikon gear for more than 55 years. I like how easily I can switch from one camera to another knowing that ergonomics and menus are pretty identical.
When I go to my Olympus bodies it is totally different. My two Olympus bodies are different in many respects. Switching to Olympus if I am using one of the Nikon bodies makes me think because as I said both are different. I am sure that Canon and Nikon are also different but I am not going to make any comments because I do not use Canon gear.

When you mentioned the 16-24 f4 I thought you were talking about the Nikon lens, which is an excellent performance. I am sure the Canon version is very good too. For landscapes and tight spaces the lens will prove to be an asset. I use the old Nikon 12-24 f4 AF-S with my D610 between 17 and 24mm without vignettes. This lens has served me well. I am sure that if you decide to buy the 16-24 Canon lens you will get many beautiful images from it.

If you travel often my suggestion is that you take only one camera with the lenses you prefer. Using two different cameras and lenses at the same time could slow you down considerably.
Good luck with your choice.
 
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Ok, so I have owned both the D750 and the 6dmk2 for a few months now. I ended up purchasing a Canon 85mm f1.8 USM as well to match my Nikon outfit.

The interesting news is that so far I have had much better results with the D750 than the 6dmk2. At first I wasn't getting as nicely satured colors from my D750 as I was with the 6dmk2. After a few tweaks my D750 is now capturing images with better, more saturated colors than the 6dmk2.

In terms of image detail, the D750 captures way more detail than the 6dmk2. Overall, the D750 is an absolutely amazing camera! If I were to rate it from 1 to 10, the D750 is a 9 while the 6dmk2 is a 7.

Now I need to seriously think what I plan to do with my 6dmk2. On another note, my crop sensor 7dmk2 is awesome for sports, so I definitely plan on keeping it. However, the 6dmk2 is somewhat "lackluster ". No point in keeping it or the 16-35mm f4.0L either. Problem is that my 6dmk2 is 3 months old, so if I sell it I will be taking a major hit. Not sure if it's worth selling or just keeping it as a novelty for the few Canon full frame lenses I own (28mm f1.8 USM, 50mm f1.8 STM, 85mm f1.8 USM, 16-35mm f4.0L, 70-200mm f2.8L). Of these full frame lenses only the 70-200mm f2.8L makes sense to keep together with my EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 to use with my 7dmk2 for sports.

As they say, hindsight is 20/20. Had I known what I know now, I would have not spent the money on the 6dmk2 nor the Canon full frame lenses; I should have put that money toward a Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 instead.
 
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......The interesting news is that so far I have had much better results with the D750 than the 6dmk2. At first I wasn't getting as nicely satured colors from my D750 as I was with the 6dmk2. After a few tweaks my D750 is now capturing images with better, more saturated colors than the 6dmk2.......
This is actually something that seems to go to the early days of digital. If I recall there were threads here and over on DPR about Canon images having more POP by default than Nikon. Threads about more people liking the OOC JPegs from Canon more. But Nikon producing RAW files that take to processing better, kind of like log or the new ProRes for video.
 
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After a year with the Canon 6D2, I have found little, if any, differences in image quality at least in the types of situations I usually work with. I know there are charts out there that say the D750 (my previous camera) has a big advantage in dynamic range and so on, but frankly I don't see it at all. I do believe there is a little subjective difference in color rendition in both RAW and JPG files with the Canon, particularly with facial tones, that slightly favors Canon but it's nothing that could not be easily corrected in PP.

The primary advantage I have found with my Canon gear is service & tech support (through Canon USA) has been both timely and excellent, and there are some creature comforts such as easy wireless transfer of images to my iPhone as well as the built in GPS. The new D780 solves the connectivity issue, but still doesn't have built in GPS capabilities, otherwise I might be interested in returning.

Cheers!!

Ken
 
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