19 July 2012
Yesterday I managed a couple of shots in the garden aftre school before the heavens opened again! There are two difference between Nikon and Canon images that are immediately apparent. The Nikon D800, mounted with the 1.4f 50mm lens, produces the most amazing bokeh distortions and the images are also much lighter in their mid tones than those shot with Canon. The overall skin tones are also fresher (reduced yellowing) and the sometimes heaviness of my Canon images appears reduced. The shutter even sounds more punchy and decisive (not that that has anything to do with finished results) but it feels good and makes me feel slight more assertive. The winning combination for me so far is definitely the amazing clarity combined with the wonderful dreamy blurs and bokeh distortions. It's a joy to work with and the more I use it the more I think my Canon will stay firmly in its bag.
Snap shot in the garden..... ISO 100 f/stop 1.8 1/1250
Converted in Photoshop (no sharpening)