Please advise, Nikon d800e with 24-70mm v Canon 5d m3 with 24-70mm...

Started Oct 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
Kabe Luna
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Re: Please advise, Nikon d800e with 24-70mm v Canon 5d m3 with 24-70mm...

Marek07 wrote:

Am looking into finally upgrading my kit,


Nikon d800e with Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G...or

Canon 5d mk3 with Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L ll USM

I work in Fashion and Portraiture, and was wondering which Kit would be more suitable or just which would you prefer and why?

Canon seems to be a more popular choice in this Industry but am not sure why!

Pros and Cons would be amazing....

Thank You....

For fashion and portraiture, I would go with the 5DIII–as I have after using the D800 for about five months. Some reasons are subjective, however, so be sure to get some time behind the wheel of each one before making your own choice. For me:

1) 5DIII is more comfortable for handheld shooting. I also find the 5DIII to feel like a more mature, fully realized product. It's only meaningful shortcoming is the higher levels of read noise compared to the best sensors on the market, resulting in relatively lower dynamic range at low ISO.

2) 5DIII is, despite what numbers indicate, a significantly better camera in terms of IQ at high ISO: Less speckle noise, better skin tones and overall color fidelity, more usable dynamic range

3) 5DIII AF has more cross-type points, spread more widely throughout the frame (assuming you're using f/4 and brighter lenses), giving greater compositional freedom in low light where the D800's single-line peripheral sensors are prone to falter a bit

4) Canon lenses–the rendering style and feel in use. You may prefer Nikon's, however.

It's a big financial investment in either system, so it's not insane to try them out, perhaps as rentals, before you buy. Best of luck. Either can do a spectacular job in "loving" hands.

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