Portrait Photography Equipment | Canon vs Nikon, Zoom vs Prime, which is better?

Portrait Photography Equipment | Canon vs Nikon, Zoom vs Prime, which is better?

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Do you still think the d700 is a good camera? Is it really worth the $ for an 800d?

Justin Frog says:

Hey stop talking over the top of the birds ! lol

ewg963 says:

Tony when are you going out to shoot again… I couldn't do it last year due to health reasons

ewg963 says:

Yes the Canon 5D Mark III is superior over 5D Mark II.

ewg963 says:

Thanks Tony.

wow your quality has improve a TON! congratulation, love ur channel and both of u 

Leng Moua says:

I have a question about my 50mm f/1.8.
How far can I back away from a subject before the lens starts to lose sharpness? 

Kvakonik says:

Right, the comparison of focal lengths is just horrible. Either you want to do honest comparison, because you think it is important and noticeable effect and then use the very same pose of the model, or you think the effect is not noticeable enough so it is necessary to exaggerate it with model pose for people to see it. But then it is stupid to argue, that it is important phenomenon.
I just wonder how instructing the model went in the first two pictures.. "Plese point your neck forward like a kangaroo and chin-up so camera has clean view of your brain through your nose… Oh, and please keep the beawer expression, thats just fabulous" 

Tenchi10 says:

Really informative. Just barely starting photography with less than a year under my belt (about 5 events within), and I am meaning to get better and better. I do not have the means at the moment to find where to plug in lightheads or anything like that, so I need things that can travel with me in one bag that I can set up within a matter of 5 to 10 minutes. I do see many other photographers taking their time setting up equipment, however as I am still new to the scene I often feel myself rushed.

My camera is the Mark III 5D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens. That is literally all I have besides the image stabilizer for moving video shots.

Do you highly recommend the reflector or can I use other moveable lighting to get better results?

jesus the girl in the middle talks…

am a nature photographer but am stretching to portraits, love the video its really informative

Hi Tony Is it advisable to get 50 mm 1.8f lens for portraits as well ? 85mm seems out of my budget.

Aaron Leung says:

Hey Tony! You only have 3 Nikon lens review videos. Can you do more? I wouldn't mind hearing your recommendations on the best value lenses for focal lengths of 24-70mm f2.8 and 70-200mm f2.8. Cheers!

Álmos Kósz says:

Hi Tony! I'm just starting to look into photography and buying a first setup, what would you recommend for sports/landscapes/portrait shooting, for about 700-800 pounds?

Oh, full frame is a huge difference,, and as far as Nikon Vs Canon, used both and have to say Nikon is better then canon,#1 Nikon has a better dynamic range,  the sensors are better as far as image quality , Don't believe me do some landscape shots with both in full frame and see how the Nikon blows it away.. I have to say Nikon is better then Canon, Unless your talking about portraits, then well they are about the same maybe canon lenses are a bit  better for portraits, but as far as landscape and fast motion like sports, Nikon is the way to go..

ronencore says:

I could look at pictures of samantha all day.. Keep shining Queen!

What flash does Chelsea have on her camera? Love your videos! Just purchased your book and can't wait to delve in!

tantsura says:

Hi Tony. Thank you very much for your channel and your website – I found a lot of interesting information on them. What do you think about using the Sony SLT cameras for shooting portraits? Sony slt a58 + Minolta 70-210 f/4 as the Portrait Equipment within the budget under $ 1,000? If it will be used – it will be under budget of $ 500. Will Sony as good as Canon in this category?

I like Tony, but Colonel Sanders called…

hu ka says:

Hi Tony, I would like to buy zoom lens for Nikon D5500, so which one is better 18-140mm or 18-200mm, or you recommend something else?

clearevil says:

Crop sensor cameras get a lot of flack from Tony & Chelsea, way more than any other reviewers, but the fact is that modern cameras like the ti6 and D5500 take amazing exposures and even (IMO) take more advantage of full-frame lenses. I do love your videos though ;)

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