Portraits: Liz at The Bunkhouse, Cardiff (shot with the Nikon D800 and Canon 5D Mark III)


What do you do when two of the best cameras currently on the market come into the office at the same time? Obviously, you take them both out for a head to head shoot.

This session pitched the Canon 5D Mark III against the Nikon D800. Both firmly in the semi-pro category (whatever that is), theyΒ  both retail for roughly the same price and are both lusted after by different groups of people.

I photographed my beautiful friend Liz yet again (she puts up with a lot) for this one, in the Bunkhouse a cool bar/club/hostel just down the road from me. It’s not been open all that long, and I knew the interiors would make the perfect backdrop for a portrait shoot. Amazingly, we managed to find a time when it was more or less empty so we could have the run of the place for an hour or so.

Tech-geeks amongst you will probably wondering which one won in the shootout. I have to say that on this occasion it was the Canon which did it for me. I found the colours to be better represented and the handling ever so slightly better.

Both are pretty fantastic cameras though, so, don’t let that make you think that the D800 isn’t also a marvellous purchase.

I hope you enjoy these shots, and as always, any comments, suggestions and other feedback are welcome in the box below.

Shot with the 5D Mark III


Shot with the D800

Shot with the 5D Mark III

Shot with the 5D Mark III
Shot with the D800

Shot with the D800

Shot with the 5D Mark III
Shot with the 5D Mark III

Shot with the 5D Mark III

Shot with the 5D Mark III

Shot with the D800
Shot with the D800

Shot with the D800

Shot with the D800

Shot with the 5D Mark III
Shot with the 5D Mark III
Shot with the 5D Mark III
Shot with the 5D Mark III
Shot with the 5D Mark III

Shot with the D800
Shot with the D800

Shot with the 5D Mark III
Shot with the 5D Mark III

Shot with the D800

Shot with the 5D Mark III
Shot with the 5D Mark III

Shot with the 5D Mark III

Shot with the 5D Mark III
Shot with the 5D Mark III

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