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Opinion about buying a NIkon or Canon
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Dec 11, 2011 14:13:12   #
mariamaria
 
Hi fellow photographers.
I've been using Nikon film cameras and am LATE switching over to the digital world. I shoot portraits,... cd covers, book covers, and shoot for the modeling Agencies in LA , Miami and New York. My favorite photographers use Canon.
Should I switch over to Canon? One photographer said- If you shoot people- do Canon because skin tones and color saturation is better, and if you shoot sport stuff - use Nikon. Whats your opinion?
Greatly appreciated! Maria



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Dec 11, 2011 14:15:42   #
nyweb2001
 
Never heard that one ! You can set contrast, brightness, etc in camera to your liking.....PLUS in post processing ! What's a better car....Chevy or Ford ?? Lol !

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Dec 11, 2011 14:22:38   #
martinfisherphoto
 
Silly question I think if you've been shooting all the things you mentioned. Don't you have thousands of dollars invested in Nikon lens, off camera flashes, ect..???

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Dec 11, 2011 14:28:39   #
Prime7
 
I'm also in the market for a new camera. I'm looking at the rebel T3 as I am new to photography. The only negative thing I have heard about this camera is that it's very loud when taking pics. Can anyone verify and or explain why so loud?

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Dec 11, 2011 14:51:34   #
nyweb2001
 
I don't know about the T3. 2 years ago I bought the Rebel XS. It was my first DSLR, and the entry level DSLR for Canon. A lot of people said it was cheap, I would quickly outgrow it, etc ! Two years and 15,ooo shots later I am still having fun with it ! Any lenses I buy will fit on the next Canon when I upgrade ! As far as loud, don't know what they mean......the auto focus motor is a LITTLE loud, but that's in the lens ! The camera will beep at different times....when in auto focus and it focuses on the subject, when your shot is outside the best Aperture, but those can be shut off. Bottom line....it's and entry level camera, it'll take a couple years to get totally proficient with it.....if it does what you want and you can afford it...buy it !!

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Dec 11, 2011 15:12:32   #
Swamp Gator
 
Sounds like for the subjects you shoot most often a Canon 5D MKII would be the perfect camera for your purposes.
I know pros that do celebrity portraits and commercial advertising work in the NY metro area and that's what they all use.
Heck, they even shot an episode of the TV show House in HD using a Canon 5D MKII.

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Dec 11, 2011 15:21:40   #
nyweb2001
 
Mariamaria....do you have a lot invested in lenses for your Nikon ?

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Dec 11, 2011 15:29:06   #
mariamaria
 
My niche is shooting natural light and I have invested in only 2 lenses that have severed me very well. I am a self taught photographer and know very little, but what I do know- I do well.

Having said that,.. that my photography started out as a hobby and started making me some good money. I am a young photographer and want to take it seriously now and get to the next level. Having said that- I am willing to switch over to grow as a photographer and am now just starting to "ask questions". I'm at mariaphotography.com, I am going to take a my first photography class finally and now looking at investing in a pro- digital camera.
Thanks for the response.

:-D :-D :-D

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Dec 11, 2011 15:31:31   #
nyweb2001
 
Just curious...what's your camera now, and what do you mean by pro-digital ?

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Dec 11, 2011 15:33:25   #
nyweb2001
 
BTW....gorgeous site !!! You're the Canon vs. Nikon person !!!!

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Dec 11, 2011 15:35:27   #
nyweb2001
 
Don't know what happened but my last two posts were supposed to go to another post !!

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Dec 11, 2011 15:35:34   #
mariamaria
 
Yes,... 2 - my wide angle lens 24-70 2.8 and the portrait lens an AF80-200 2.8. But I have 2 friends with nikons and I can sell them if need be. I'm looking about what would serve me as a portrait photographer and am willing to start over with my camera and lenses.
Thank you.

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Dec 11, 2011 15:36:59   #
nyweb2001
 
My dream is full frame....but my wallet says ouch !! Canon of course !! Lol !

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Dec 11, 2011 15:37:47   #
mariamaria
 
Hi NY web 2001. Yes I am the girl asking about switch over to nikon to canon - if need be.
Thank you.

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Dec 11, 2011 15:41:03   #
1eyedjack
 
If you are in the business you should not have to ask that question.

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