Canon t3i/600d vs Nikon d5100.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:00 AM
Are there any major differences between them underwater? or can i get either 1 of them?
Also, im going to get either of them in the ikelite housing with the port for the 18-55 kit lens, and maybe invest in a ds-51 ikelite strobe.
Note: this is my first DSLR system so which of them would be easier to operate?
Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:12 AM
Note that my only experience with this camera is topside; I've only used dedicated video camera rigs underwater.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:36 AM
This limits the lenses you can use. I believe the tokina 10-17 which everyone loves for underwater, cannot be used with the 5100.
Too bad, or I'd buy one.
nikon n90s/ikelite housing/twin SS-200 canon G2/ikelite/DS-50/optical TTL slave
sony V3/ikelite/DS-51/Heinrich DA2 slave
Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:10 AM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:13 PM
One nice thing about Canon cameras is that their lowest-end cameras are compatible with all of their EOS EF-Mount lenses, all the way up to the most expensive lenses. The lower-end Nikons, as derway points out, are only compatible with AF-S and AF-I lenses--AF lenses will meter, but will not focus automatically.
That said, Canon ain't better than Nikon, Nikon ain't better than Canon. There are plenty of great lenses available for each camera; it's all about which one has the right mix of features for you. Bottom line is that almost any camera body will take great pictures and good video if you know how to use it. Invest in lenses, not camera bodies!
Edited by blaisedouros, 24 April 2012 - 01:26 PM.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:03 AM