In March 2012 I decided to change from the Canon EOS system to the Nikon D.
I sold all my lenses and bodies, and got the mysterious D800 with 36 MP, the 70-200 f/2.8 VR II, the 85mm f/1.4 and my all around nature tele, the 300mm f/2.8 VRII.
Since then I am over 2000 pictures with the Nikon.
Do I regret the change?…Very difficult question. Yes and no as well.
What I experienced….
- Canon has the 7D which is a smaller body, bigger resolution one, better for wildlife photograpy than the Nikon D300s.
- Canon has the EF 400mm f/5.6, a super nice lense with affordable price and
- Canon has a MP-E 65mm macro that is unique macro lense among all the brands.
- Nikon D800 is ithe king among the semi professional camerars with its resolution and picture quality,
- Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8, and the AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 are unbeatable regarding picture quality, and
- Nikon camera function of using FX or crop mode on the same camera body saves you a second body.
For the moment I would say that Nikon is mainly for people and landscape photography, and Canon is for mainly serious nature photography.
Prices of the lenses and bodies for Canon are more reasonable, picture quality are more or less the same, autofocus performance is a bit better with Nikon. Of course, as you can read it everywhere, there is no clear winner, it really depends on the goal.