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Old 11-30-2015, 04:31 PM
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Re: Canon vs Nikon Colors

And also understand there will be minor changes in colour rendition depending on factors such as the lens used (coating, number of elements, refraction), the ambient light colour temperature, the ration between the modelling light output and the flash output (if using studio flash), reflection from the various surfaces around you, and so on.

At the end of the day, photography is subjective; you create the image you envision using the tools (camera. lights, computer, software) that you have chosen.

You have complete control to render your image the way you see it. But to do that, you must be completely familiar with all your equipment and your workflow.

To achieve this shoot, shoot, shoot with a consistent workflow so that you can control as many elements as possible. Work on developing one look until you can nail it every time you shoot. That's the only way to a professional career.
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Old 02-22-2016, 07:15 AM
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Re: Canon vs Nikon Colors

I realise this is an old post and this info won't be of use to skilled retouchers on here, but other people may find it useful in future looks at this thread. A company called VSCO produces software to match the look of Canon and Nikon DSLRs - wedding photographers use it a lot as a quick fix if their 2nd shooter uses a different brand of camera to the main shooter.
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:21 AM
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Re: Canon vs Nikon Colors

A company called VSCO claims their software matches the look of Canon and Nikon DSLRs and film. The side by side proof they match is something I can't find.
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:56 AM
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Andrew, you may indeed be right. I have never used it myself. I only know it is referenced on wedding photographer sites for this purpose. It may also be that it suits this form of user in a way that would not suit high end people on this forum. WPs often process 1000-4000 images for a single wedding, I am guessing volume/time becomes an issue?
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:40 PM
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Re: Canon vs Nikon Colors

Lots of good feedback and the thread is old, but since it is a classic question, future readers may benefit.

Once you have basic post processing down and shoot RAW, it becomes about knowing your camera and how to get images to your taste. There are some annoying skin to greenish tendencies in one brand which defy a straight white balance fix, but it's not like natural light doesn't throw similar curveballs often enough that you need to be able to process around it one way or the other.

I end up using Canon or Nikons, which I don't own, but I use Fuji for my personal work (full disclosure: I still have an old Nikon but almost never use it).

I do think the Fuji does a better job with skin tones straight out of camera if you shoot JPEGs and the results of RAW files straight out of Capture One are solid. I have to do a bit more with Nikon or Canon. But the end result is just as good by the time it is done.

So the only reason I would make a distinction between brands is if for some reason you need to shoot images with little or no post processing. For example, my friends who shoot sports and photojournalism. Many photojournalists are now required to submit unmanipulated jpegs generated by the camera (due to recent high-profile PJs getting caught doing unethical manipulations).

Also, I set my camera to display B&W while shooting (works better for me and helps me see tones better) even though my end product may be color.
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