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    Own both. Buy both.

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    Where is benjiboy when he is needed?

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    Again repearing one of his A series Canons.

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    Yes and....

    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    everyone is born a Canon person;only the great can overcome it.
    Nikon focuses backwards
    "Photography, like surfing, is an infinite process, a constantly evolving exploration of life."
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    I like the FE better because it's aperture preferred. I'm not a fan of shutter priority. Of course you can shoot manual on both cameras so pick whichever you prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    everyone is born a Canon person;only the great can overcome it.

    Wow.A slam and a compliment at same time!
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    Sorry but the Canon AE1 is not a great camera. It was a great success for Canon as they can sell a lot of them but not a great camera for the user.

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    Nikon. Next question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chan Tran View Post
    Sorry but the Canon AE1 is not a great camera. It was a great success for Canon as they can sell a lot of them but not a great camera for the user.
    Matter of opinion, by definition. I find its handling to be intuitive (whereas Nikon has the aperture ring backwards) and its functionality to be just at the right level, except for the mildly unfortunate shutter priority and those darn miniature negatives.

    I don't know who first said "Nikon makes the best lenses, Minolta makes the best bodies, and Canon makes the best compromises", but I think they had a point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntenny View Post
    ...I don't know who first said "Nikon makes the best lenses, Minolta makes the best bodies, and Canon makes the best compromises", but I think they had a point.

    -NT
    The only 2 camera bodies I've had die and turn into bookends were Minoltas, and one was an SRT. Suppose I could use it as a hammer when I rebuild the shed.

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