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

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24 Comments

  1. Tenchi10
    April 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm #

    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?

  2. Journey The Outdoors
    April 13, 2015 at 6:10 pm #

    12:37 SQUIRREL!!!! (@)(@)

  3. TheHDReleaser
    April 13, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

    jesus the girl in the middle talks…

  4. Leng Moua
    April 13, 2015 at 6:37 pm #

    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? 

  5. Dario Camacho
    April 13, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

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

  6. Kvakonik
    April 13, 2015 at 7:51 pm #

    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” 

  7. Marek Sysoł
    April 13, 2015 at 8:15 pm #

    Greets from Poland.

    Chelsea is just too hot :P

  8. ewg963
    April 13, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

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

  9. Justin Frog
    April 13, 2015 at 8:54 pm #

    Hey stop talking over the top of the birds ! lol

  10. Daniel Courrier
    April 13, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

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

  11. Kadu Matsushita
    April 13, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

    sigma lenses are sexy

  12. Tony Northrup
    April 13, 2015 at 9:09 pm #

    Chelsea and I discuss portrait camera gear with Samantha: Canon vs. Nikon,
    Sigma vs. Tamron, Zooms vs. Primes, and more.

  13. ewg963
    April 13, 2015 at 9:29 pm #

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

  14. ewg963
    April 13, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

    Thanks Tony.

  15. Pedro Portela
    April 13, 2015 at 9:38 pm #

    Hi Tony… first of all, congratulations for your work… I’m from Brazil
    and here we have a very limited number of options to buy good equipment
    especially when we talk about lenses. I’m about to buy my first 70-200 2.8
    and unfortunately I cannot afford the mark II from canon, but I have two
    good options here. One is a Sigma (same from your video) and the mark I
    with Is from canon. I really would like to hear your opinion, if you don’t
    mind of course… tks a lot and sorry about my English

  16. MICHAEL MICHAELS
    April 13, 2015 at 10:35 pm #

    Samantha is hot, so is her gear!

  17. opjoipopikopp[pl[p[
    April 13, 2015 at 10:43 pm #

    For people photography, Canon is the only choice. The skin tone produced by
    Canon is simply far superior. This is true for raw or JPG shooting.
    Remember for people photography our job is to make people look good.

  18. docrajku
    April 13, 2015 at 11:37 pm #

    you guys rock!!…very engaging conversaton..useful info given out…i have
    a 5200 nikon recently got started off with DSLR.
    is yongnuo 565 a good buy i am planning to do both off camera and on
    camera flash. i have the kit lens with me 18-105mm.which should be the
    pocket freindly upgrade as i plan to do portrait and street photogrphy
    also.. 

  19. Roger Snow
    April 14, 2015 at 12:17 am #

    Chelsea, I’ll trade you my Rebel XT for your 5D Mk II since it’s focus is
    so horrible! Wink Wink** LOL I have Tony’s eBook and love it. I learn
    so much from you two, like shooting in snow. When I first began watching
    YouTube videos, I liked to watch — and still do— Mike Brown. I watch you
    guys for more advanced techniques, and Adorama’s Bryan Peterson for more
    abstract techniques. Keep posting!

  20. Mark Fadnel
    April 14, 2015 at 1:16 am #

    Here we have some ppl they get a nice camera with crappy lenses…specially
    if you make pro jobs like a wedding or portraits where you get paid,invest
    in lenses then in cameras,sigma vs nikon/nikon…you get what you pay…..I
    used both personally I will never use sigma ,good things of sigma way
    cheaper than nikon/canon ,easy to use,looks great,bad things mild
    distortion at 70mm,no distortion at 85 then distortion at 100mm,chromatic
    aberration at 100,does not autofocus correctly,of course if you never had
    nikon or canon you never know about it,I never met someone that bought a
    nikon or canon and then went back to sigma or tamron,

  21. OnlinePhotographyCourses
    April 14, 2015 at 1:52 am #

    Samantha Annette’s photography is beautiful! also thanks for sharing as
    portrait photography is something I’d like to invest my time in and I need
    to save money too on equipment

  22. Martha Scott
    April 14, 2015 at 2:29 am #

  23. Franklin Marsh
    April 14, 2015 at 2:52 am #

    Hi- great video and have your book, love it. In 2014, is the Canon 5D
    classic or Nikon D700 (12mp) still usable for portrait photography? I’m
    using a crop sensor now, and want to go to full-frame and start shooting
    portrait and head shots as a small business, and the famous line- “on a
    budget” applies to me. I am on Facebook, so maybe I should ask there or
    maybe a discussion? Again, great vid and thanks.

  24. 11outkast11
    April 14, 2015 at 3:07 am #

    Very nice video. Samantha is awesome and a smart buyer…