Nikon vs Canon

Discussion in 'Portraits and Fashion' started by avtar_singh|3, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. Hi I have a Nikon D750 with a 70-200mm f2.8 VRii lens and a 35mm f1.8G ED lens. I mostly shoot family portraits. I was thinking about switching to the Canon 5D Mark IV with a 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens and a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens. Will there be a noticeable difference in image sharpness and color?
     
  2. Your kit is more than decent, changing to Canon won't make your pictures better. Perhaps add a 24-70 lens of any
    brand?
    If there is a difference in color that can easily be compensated in post processing.
     
  3. I own a Nikon D750 but have no experience with the Canon 5D Mark IV, so I can't provide a comparison. I can tell you that family portraits are not a very demanding test of a modern full frame DSLR. With all respect, if you can't get sufficient sharpness and appropriate color in portraits with a D750 and those lenses, it would be better to examine your shooting technique, lighting and post-production instead of shopping for a new camera and lenses.
     
  4. If you need more resolution you'll be better off with D810 but according to dpreview the 5D delivers a little bit more than the D750.
    Color: Varies more. - If you are selling SOOC JPEGs right now your workload will grow. - If you are altering images you might do fine.
    I'm sitting on the fence for a FF DSLR purchase and am somewhat impressed by the Canon. But I care little about color, am mainly caught by the less expensive 70-200lens and the hope for decent live view AF performance.
    If you did not have unmentioned reasons to wait for Canon to finally release a camera like the 5d Mk IV, I wonder if it is a smart move to ditch a Nikon kit to get one.
     
  5. As others have said, for your needs it would be an overkill to get the more expensive newer Canon. What is the problem with your existing colour palette? Is this a postprocessing issue? If you feel like a change, I'd say add some prime lenses like Sigma Art 85mm f1.4 and the Nikon 135mm f2 lens to the setup and see how that changes your work. Before buying, I would recommend hiring those lenses for a weekend to test them out.
     
  6. SCL

    SCL

    Oh no, not another Nikon vs Canon debate. Sorry, but unless you have very special needs involving a specifically designed lens made by one manufacturer but not the other, nobody is going to notice the differences, IMHO.
     
  7. You could get the Nikon 24-70mm 2.8 or if you don't want to spend that much, the Tokina 24-70 2.8, which gets very good reviews. It's just not silent like the Nikon. There's nothing wrong with your camera. The 70-200mm is a very good lens. What kind of lighting are you using? What's your post-processing workflow? those things you should probably examine next.
     
  8. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    A portrait photographer's people skill is probably most important, e.g. how to develop rapport with your subjects to get
    them to post and look natural, followed by lighting. The importance of lens and camera are further down the line. A Nikon
    D750 or D810 can get the job done and so can a Canon 5D Mark IV. I wouldn't expect any drastic difference if you change cameras.
     
  9. It depends on who is using them.
     

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