Switching from Nikon to Canon
I decided switching from Nikon to Canon is the best way to go to keep up with the latest technology. Here are my reasons:
- Nikon is a small company with limited resources compared to Canon
- Price and getting more for my money
- Nikon is phasing out of DSLR altogether
Simple yet logical reasons one can’t argue. So with that in mind, I am very happy I made this change. However my DSLR Nikon D850 is still my favorite for still photography. I plan to keep it and use it for as long as I can. The Nikon D3X I plan to keep for sentimental reasons. My mentor Joe Chielli’s spirit ran through this camera when he passed away. Beside if I sold it I would get maybe $900 if I was lucky and frankly money can’t buy what I experienced shooting with this camera. Anyways moving onto Canon.
This is my photo diary, so I wanted to share my first series of test shots using the Canon R5. So far I love what I have captured both outside within an environmental setting and in the studio. Also considering it is August and most of my muses are on vacations, I had to use my dog Nina as my model for these test. In September I am plotting some fashion editorials for both still and video, so keep a look out!
For the environmental shots I used my Profoto A1 light on tripod. I love how vivid the colors are and how sharp Nina looks. The quality is outstanding. Take a look.
Moving in studio I used two Profoto B10s lights, one with a blue gel for the background and the main light, I used a beauty dish with a grid. Again the quality is sharp and vivid.
Now for video test! I plan to use also my GoPro camera along with the Canon R5. I will post that footage on my Youtube channel ArtChick TV. Make sure to subscribe for updates!
In the meantime I am always available for pet portraits – people – products. See you soon and have a great rest of your summer. Thank you for reading.