In the photography world, we all have our biases in regards to what manufacturer of camera equipment we prefer. Anyone who has spent any amount of time reading this blog knows that I am a big proponent of Canon gear. However, it wasn’t always this way.

In my film shooting days of the eighties and early nineties, I was a large fan of Nikon. My primary cameras were the FE and FM2 models. I loved the sturdiness of these cameras plus they were “just right” in the size department. I shot literally thousands of photos between these two bodies and never had any type of failure. These were great cameras.

When I decided to make the move to digital SLRs a few years back, I did a bit of research. I knew that I would be “marrying” a manufacturer and wanted to make the right decision. It was a close call between Nikon and Canon, but Canon ultimately won. The deciding factor for me was the selection of bodies and the room to grow. This was a hard decision for me, since I had always been such a “Nikon Guy”.

Here it is a couple of years later and I am still pleased that I went with Canon. However, if I had gone with Nikon I am sure I would be nearly as happy. Nikon’s lack of a full-frame sensor is the only thing I think that would be holding me back.

Today, most of the photographers I know shoot either Nikon or Canon except for the occasional Olympus. The Canon Rebel line (especially the XTi) is very popular as is the Nikon D80. These are all great cameras.

Today’s capture is a shot I did of my main camera, the Canon 5D, for the masthead at the top of the blog. I took this using my backup 30D with a simple one light studio setup.

What brand/model did you choose? And why?

Canon 30D, Canon 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 – 1/60 second, f/8, ISO 100