I want to make this absolutely clear to everyone. This is not to create a flame war or heated debate of any kind. It is undignified and not the least bit appreciated!
Anyway, I was wondering is canon's USM autofocus really faster than nikon's af-s" I get this impressions from some websites (some of questionable reliability).
http://photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/006EP2 (2003, so slightly outdated)
I also have a few questions.I think it's because Canon sells so many more of their best lenses than Nikon sells of their best lenses. When I shoot sports I'm surrounded by a sea of Canon EOS shooters and there are very few Nikon shooters in the photo pit. I doubt that they are optically that far apart, most of the Nikon shooters with newer AF-S/II lenses I know are producing excellent images. But most of them are also very open to the idea of switching to Canon for the EOS's faster AF, the fact that all the good lenses are USM (S-Wave), lenses, for IS and the more affordable prices of lenses in general. I've loaned out an EOS 1D and EF 70-200 2.8L IS and EF 300 2.8L IS to two dedicated Nikon sports shooters and they are both trying to imagine a way to switch. But as you know it will cost them very dearly so they sit on the fence for now.
1) Specs to specs, is Canon gernally cheaper than nikon?
2) What naming system does canon employ? To me, it's kinda confusing.
3) Does Canon really have a more extensive lens collection?
Thank you very much!