Is there any cloud-mind consensus out there as to which DSLRs do skin tones the best? Any portrait or wedding pros care to speak up about this?
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Featured Comment by MarkB: "Photoshop (speaking as a pro fashion retoucher for 20 years)."
Featured Comment by Robert Meier: "I get the best skin tones with my Nikon F6 and the 85mm ƒ/1.4 Nikon and Plus-X."
Mike replies: Got a big freezer? Sadly, Kodak Plus-X was just discontinued.
Featured Comment by CK Dexter Haven: "95% of the 'top end' of fashion photographers shoot Canon. I'm just sayin'. My feeling is it's more about the bokeh than the skin tones, though. If the skin tones thing is different between manufacturers, significantly so, it's all worked out in the profiles and subsequent Photoshop manipulations."
Featured Comment by Rusty: "Consensus? you have got to be kidding."
Featured Comment by Ben Mathis: "I'm a raw enthusiast, always saying you can get whatever you want in post, but the Fuji X100 raw files absolutely have more pleasing skin tone than my Canon 5D. Even in the raw. And while I can improve both, I can never make the 5D's look as good as the X100's."
Featured Comment by Tom K.: "If you took all the photo forums in the world and poured them into a bucket and stirred it around about this issue the answer is clear. Canon 1Ds Mark 2 + Canon 85 ƒ/1.2L II."
Featured Comment by Wijnand Wustrow: "I am a wedding photographer and I agree with Ken Rockwell X100%."