Color Differences

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by measekite, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. measekite

    measekite Guest

    Not that one is better than the other but some people say that there are distinct differences between the Color taken with Canon Lenses on Canon bodies (digital only) and the ones taken with Nikon Lenses on Nikon bodies.

    To me it appears that Canon images have more vivid color while Nikon color is somewhat more muted and/or pastel looking.  I seem to like both and only have a preference on certain images and not across the board.

    I am curious to know what others feel.  So far people only are vocal about sharpness and I think color is just as important.
     
    measekite, Mar 17, 2008
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    ray Guest

    FWIW - there are other choices than canon and nikon - e.g. pentax,
    olympus, sony (nee minolta), . . .
     
    ray, Mar 17, 2008
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    I haven't done the same type of work that I did with film cameras, but I can
    verify that the old film cameras had distinct colour differences between the
    various lens coatings.

    I have a three ring binder full of data sheets I developed that boils down
    to when you use this Canon or Pentax camera with a this lens shooting this
    film manufacturer / type onto this brand of paper, then set the colour
    settings as follows...

    In the area of digital, the colour discrepancies probably get muddied a bit
    because of the processing factor; each manufacturer gives you more than one
    setting to adjust your colours -- both with colour balance and for viewing
    preferences.

    The bottom line is that if you don't like your camera's colour, play with
    your settings. You will probably find something that works in just about
    every situation.

    Good Luck,
    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Mar 17, 2008
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    Marvin Guest

    With film, you were pretty much stuck with what the film's
    maker provided, unless you were willing to undertake
    processing the film yourself and making prints. As with
    film, the makers of digicams set the color response to what
    they think the customers want. But it is more or less easy
    to adjust the colors to your own preferences on your
    computer or in the color balance setting in the camera,
    depending on how particular you are about the results.
     
    Marvin, Mar 17, 2008
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