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My 5dmkiii vs High End Nikon (color accuracy)

 
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Feb 09, 2014 23:59 |  #16

Please note that several posts have been deleted. Let's stay on topic and remember the rules. Thanks folks.


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Feb 10, 2014 03:33 |  #17

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I assisted a gentlemen with a wedding yesterday and he at every opportunity made note that I had a mid grade (as he referred to it) Canon (5dmkiii) and complained about how he would have to adjust the horrible magenta color cast that my body would slap on to every photo.

Is this even true? I've never noticed a color cast. It has seemed pretty spot on to me. At the time I felt like he was telling me how expensive his cameras were.

How rude and how odd!

Being an ex Sony DSLR owner, I personally think the Sony sensors as found in the Nikon 800E or even the new Sony A7R, are better than Canons. Fantastic 36 MPS sensors and auto focus in movie mode.

Canon scores ahead on build quality, far better ergonomics imo, better top end lenses for the price, better support, and better SKIN TONES!
The D4 at 16.2 MPS is a little antiqainted within their range.
Wonder what he would have said if you had a D800E more mps!

I think he was p---ed younhad a nicer camera for £2000!
And also miffed he had £24ks worth of gear that had bee eclipsed by the D800e!

His only legit gripe would be that he cant use the same recipe in PP. But then he should have looked for a Nikon owner as a second!

Or maybe he knows the bride will say she looks better in your Canon pictures!
Then he will have to work real hard editing his!

Apart from that he sounds a pig!


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Feb 10, 2014 05:11 |  #18

Lowner wrote in post #16675787 (external link)
Canon and Nikon colour balance out of factory is different I must admit. To someone who likes Canons standard, the Nikon product can appear rather green and the Canon rather pink to someone used to Nikons standard.

Neither is right or wrong and each can be adjusted to suit individual preferences, both before and after the event.

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Feb 10, 2014 07:39 |  #19

4 years ago I hired a pro to help me prepare for a gig. He was also a teacher a local photo school. A few months before he had switched to Nikon due to better AF and flash. He told me he really missed Canon skin tones. Far better right out of the box and looked more natural.


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Feb 10, 2014 07:41 |  #20

RiONhimself wrote in post #16675696 (external link)
I assisted a gentlemen with a wedding yesterday and he at every opportunity made note that I had a mid grade (as he referred to it) Canon (5dmkiii) and complained about how he would have to adjust the horrible magenta color cast that my body would slap on to every photo.

Is this even true? I've never noticed a color cast. It has seemed pretty spot on to me. At the time I felt like he was telling me how expensive his cameras were.

Sometimes people just do not know how to strike up conversations. People sometimes say silly things. I wouldn't worry about it.


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Feb 10, 2014 08:44 as a reply to  @ davidc502's post |  #21

I have a D4 and have had all the best canons. Side be side, same shot, there is a difference and I too like the canon rendering better. But its small and only a 5 second fix in lightroom or in the body itself if you shoot jpegs.


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Feb 10, 2014 09:15 |  #22

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After a while of listening to that I would have told him to do the wedding on his own.

my thoughts exactly.


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Feb 10, 2014 09:20 |  #23

Or you could tell him that Pete Souza uses Canon 5D series. No more important assignment being the Official White House Photographer for President Barack Obama.


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Feb 10, 2014 11:50 |  #24

Since we shoot raw images, that go through a raw converter (in Aperture, LR, PS, or other), and then get hit a world of potential image editors (Aperture, LR, PS, Nik, Topaz, Perfect Photo.....etc.),.... why care if the original had a hint of color? Who really uses untouched raw files reditionals?




  
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Feb 10, 2014 12:09 |  #25

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Since we shoot raw images, that go through a raw converter (in Aperture, LR, PS, or other), and then get hit a world of potential image editors (Aperture, LR, PS, Nik, Topaz, Perfect Photo.....etc.),.... why care if the original had a hint of color? Who really uses untouched raw files reditionals?

I was a DPP die hard user because I never really liked Adobe colours. Since they added camera profiles it is much better. Very close but a tad on the yellow side. Even Adobe Standard has come a long way. The yellows used to be way too strong. I love LR for mass edits so I have been using it and even got used to Adobe Standard.

I had been looking for that perfect match and someone suggested this. I tried it for a while. I liked Option 1, made a preset and used it for a while but stopped.

A. Option #1
1. Camera faithful
2. -10 clarity
3. 10 vibrance
4. -10 saturation

B. Option #2 (don't try this in LR3/ACR6!)
1. Camera landscape (trust me)!
2. -10 clarity
3. Negative vibrance, between 10 and 25
4. Saturation 0.

I'd like to se the Canon RAW converter in Lightroom. Lightroom - Canon RAW Edition. I'd pay for that. Since they are packaging LR with cameras in Europe you never know but I doubt it. You think someone or software company would have come up with a preset for that by now. Not such a big deal as I have gotten used to Adobe but it would be nice.


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Feb 10, 2014 13:39 |  #26

That guy was just a rude person and has nothing to do with what brand he shoots. He could pick up a Canon today and he will still be rude.


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Feb 10, 2014 14:19 |  #27

RiONhimself wrote in post #16675696 (external link)
I assisted a gentlemen with a wedding yesterday and he at every opportunity made note that I had a mid grade (as he referred to it) Canon (5dmkiii) and complained about how he would have to adjust the horrible magenta color cast that my body would slap on to every photo.

Is this even true? I've never noticed a color cast. It has seemed pretty spot on to me. At the time I felt like he was telling me how expensive his cameras were.

It's not true. He is probably just used to everything looking green.




  
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Feb 10, 2014 14:58 |  #28

I have assisted shooting a couple of wedding. It is not a fun day. It is a lot of hard work if you take it seriously.

I can't imagine asking someone to help do that job and then throwing off on their equipment. Especially if I knew going in what they were shooting.

I would love to own a 5D III. I have been looking into getting one, and from what I am reading about them and hearing on POTN, they are a fantastic tool.

Also, I agree with the others here. If you shoot raw (and what wedding photographer wouldn't), then Lightroom can easily give you what ever cast you want.


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Feb 10, 2014 19:08 |  #29

RiONhimself wrote in post #16675696 (external link)
I assisted a gentlemen with a wedding yesterday and he at every opportunity made note that I had a mid grade (as he referred to it) Canon (5dmkiii) and complained about how he would have to adjust the horrible magenta color cast that my body would slap on to every photo.

Is this even true? I've never noticed a color cast. It has seemed pretty spot on to me. At the time I felt like he was telling me how expensive his cameras were.

I hope you got paid or at least had a contract with this " gentleman ", seems like he is going to stomp his feet like a baby and and say your work is garbage and try to renege on his part. you should have told him scott kelby liked the skin tones from canon and that was one of the reasons he switched.


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Feb 10, 2014 19:11 |  #30

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Guy is an idiot. Most Nikon shooters I know complain about the color cast on skin that Nikon renders. Go figure. They tell me that the canon skin tones are Big reasons for switching to canon when they switched.........perso​nally I dont care. I shoot raw. Not a big deal especially with Lightroom.

This. Couldn't have said it better. Wow. What an idiot that guy must have been.


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