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11-04-2011, 06:04 AM   #901
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QuoteOriginally posted by gtl Quote
I am guessing

D90
D700
D90
D700
D90
D700

Pretty sure about the first 2 though. The 2nd pic just looks amazing.
QuoteOriginally posted by maxfield_photo Quote
I'm guessing the exact opposite. First shot is tricky though, can't really see enough background to make a determination.
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You both have hits & misses.

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9,7,7,9,9,7 ?
11-04-2011, 08:37 AM   #903
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D90 f/2.8


D700 f/2.8


D90 f/1.8


D700 f/1.8


D700 f/1.8 (!)


D90 f/4
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Clearly I did a great job of guessing which camera...

11-04-2011, 08:55 AM   #905
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Ah. I see that I got the last 2 shots wrong. Those were the hardest for me. I guess it really shows that skill trumps whatever sort of camera!
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I think it shows clearly that the difference between full frame and APS-C is often not clear.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
I think it shows clearly that the difference between full frame and APS-C is often not clear.
Much like the difference, say between the FA 50 1.7 and the FA 77ltd

Or the difference between the 16-45 f4 and the 15ltd.

The IQ differences are small in small samples, but add the experience up over thousands of shots and the shooter starts to form a true preference. And even in these samples, you should be able to see what I'm talking about.

(And this doesn't address the FOV/DOF difference, noise, or perf differences between the bodies (AF), but that's not what we're talking about here.)

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I think it shows clearly that the difference between full frame and APS-C is often not clear.
It's clear as crystal when you have a wall behind you, and you can't back up to frame your shot, ask a wedding photographer.

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QuoteOriginally posted by maxfield_photo Quote
It's clear as crystal when you have a wall behind you, and you can't back up to frame your shot, ask a wedding photographer.
A wedding photographer using the wrong lenses for his camera's format, you mean ? Because a wedding photographer with a 16-50mm on APS-C, and another with 24-70mm on "full-frame" will face the same problem at the same spot.

A photographer using a 24-70mm on an APS-C camera may encounter problems like the one you mention more often, but that's entirely his fault.

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Keep in mind those shots weren't meant to address FOV/DOF differences, noise differences, etc, but to (try to) address fuent104's fair "show me what you mean" request regarding how the same lens can just 'look' better to you on FF. Ben and I have just noticed that some of our lenses seem sharper on the FF body.

I think some folks were trying to guess what body was which by trying to judge DOF or whatever, and you can't, because those images share no common FOV, subject distance, or distance to background; they are not contextually linked enough. You really should just look at them and determine which looks better, less digital (hate that term, but..) and maybe sharper, smoother, crisper in a natural-looking way. That's what we were talking about. My 50 & 85 were good on the D90 - on the D700, they seem to show themselves at their best.

This is why I'd really love to shoot the 43 and 77 on a FF body - not just because of the different FOV and DOF control I'd have available,

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QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
A wedding photographer using the wrong lenses for his camera's format, you mean ? Because a wedding photographer with a 16-50mm on APS-C, and another with 24-70mm on "full-frame" will face the same problem at the same spot. A photographer using a 24-70mm on an APS-C camera may encounter problems like the one you mention more often, but that's entirely his fault.
Well, it depends on how you look at the situation. You can argue that he brought the wrong lens for the job (or not enough lenses to cover a variety of situations he may encounter), or you can argue that he brought the right lens, and the wrong body. I don't know many brides who would like to be photographed with a 16mm lens close up. "Did you see the schnoz on her?"

I'll admit, I've been in a situation (not a wedding) where I was shooting in tight quarters, my potato masher was drained, so I was shooting with available light, and I had to choose between proper framing, and proper exposure (i.e. I could either use my fast lens or my wide lens). It was my fault, I should have brought extra batteries, doesn't change the fact that I missed those shots. A full frame sensor would have saved me. The DA*16-50 would have saved me too, except I don't care for that lens, I'd much rather put that money towards a body.

And that brings up a point. I see folks with 50 lenses in their collection complaining that $3000 is too much to spend on a body? What up wid dat? I guess LBA is a hell of a drug.
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QuoteOriginally posted by maxfield_photo Quote
And that brings up a point. I see folks with 50 lenses in their collection complaining that $3000 is too much to spend on a body? What up wid dat? I guess LBA is a hell of a drug.
I think it's because they are ok nickle and diming their funds on LOTS of little things, instead of saving up for ONE great thing.. As of today I'm (other than my mortgage) officially debt free.. NOW the money can be saved for a FF body! (probably a UWA before that though!)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Chex Quote
I think it's because they are ok nickle and diming their funds on LOTS of little things, instead of saving up for ONE great thing.. As of today I'm (other than my mortgage) officially debt free.. NOW the money can be saved for a FF body! (probably a UWA before that though!)
Good job on the debt!

A FF K-1 + a 24 or 28mm, an AF 50 1.7 & maybe a MF 135mm would be a simple but great starter kit for many enthusiasts. I know about LBA, but keeping it simple is really fun too, it causes you to really master the stuff you have. My most-used lens on the D700 is the $110 50 1.8D.

It would be exciting to be able to pick up used K-1's a few years after introduction, also.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
Keep in mind those shots weren't meant to address FOV/DOF differences, noise differences, etc, but to (try to) address fuent104's fair "show me what you mean" request regarding how the same lens can just 'look' better to you on FF. Ben and I have just noticed that some of our lenses seem sharper on the FF body.
It is not that the lens is sharper. It is that the image from an APS-C sensor has to be enlarged more which CAN make the image look softer. IF Pentax is going to stay an APS-C company then they need to develop lenses that are capable of higher resolution so that their images can be enlarged more without degradation. They need a line of lenses like the Olympus SHG where size and cost is not as important as overall IQ. A 17-50mm f/2.0 and a 50-135mm f/2.0. Lenses that are sharper at wider apertures and peak sharpness is achieved by F/4.0.

I am definitely guilt of spending way too much time worrying about gear/sensor size/tech specs, but some people seem to be a little too obsessed. The K-5 performs as well as my Canon 5D, and hundreds of thousands of professional images ($$$$) has been made with a Canon 5D. The K-5 AF is on par with the Canon 5D (which is not great), but more than adequate for thousands of working pros.

I'm not 100% sure Pentax needs a FF camera. They do need to improve several aspects of their product offering if they want to attract more pro-business. Their top of the line camera needs to be better than the 7D or D300s in terms of AF, and the SR needs to be much faster and provide at least 4-stops to be competitive with OIS systems.

Give me a K-5 Super with 2 image processors, 2 SD card slots, 21-point (faster more accurate) AF, and an SR system that is active as long as my eye is looking through the VF or Live-view is on (like Sony), and a bigger VF with better magnification.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
It is not that the lens is sharper. It is that the image from an APS-C sensor has to be enlarged more which CAN make the image look softer. IF Pentax is going to stay an APS-C company then they need to develop lenses that are capable of higher resolution so that their images can be enlarged more without degradation. They need a line of lenses like the Olympus SHG where size and cost is not as important as overall IQ. A 17-50mm f/2.0 and a 50-135mm f/2.0. Lenses that are sharper at wider apertures and peak sharpness is achieved by F/4.0.
Decent lenses are quite near the limit already. It's just practically impossible to do this. It's clearly seen at wide angles, where the details are critical.
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