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04-20-2014, 11:41 PM   #1
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Which of these two do you prefer for image quality and why.
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I'm curious. They were taken at different times but I tried to match them as well as possible. I'll reveal what's what at some point if anyone is interested (or someone hasn't already figured it out).

I'd appreciate any input so thanks in advance.

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I guess it depends on what you've shot these images for. I prefer the composition of the second photo as you see more of the car and it's got a more natural perspective. The background is also less disturbing.

There seems to be more noise and less detail in the first photo too (was it a crop?). With that said, the first shot seems a bit more creative, and the shadow certainly adds to it. I think if the composition were adjusted slightly (i.e. more background, no tree right behind the car), it could have ended up being a better shot.

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I guess it depends on what you've shot these images for. I prefer the composition of the second photo as you see more of the car and it's got a more natural perspective. The background is also less disturbing.

There seems to be more noise and less detail in the first photo too (was it a crop?). With that said, the first shot seems a bit more creative, and the shadow certainly adds to it. I think if the composition were adjusted slightly (i.e. more background, no tree right behind the car), it could have ended up being a better shot.
Thanks. I should have stated that I'm looking for opinions about overall IQ so I'm glad you touched upon that. The compositions weren't really thought out. I changed the title accordingly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MD Optofonik Quote
I'm curious. They were taken at different times but I tried to match them as well as possible. I'll reveal what's what at some point if anyone is interested (or someone hasn't already figured it out).

I'd appreciate any input so thanks in advance.
I also like number 2. . It's a more level shot with better presentation. You also made the road disappear. The background makes the subject "pop " a bit more. I wish the tree was't growing out of the top of the vehicle. Just one man's opinion . Please tell us more about what you did here. Interesting. Thanks

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I prefer the lower image.
The first one is quite the wide angle shot, and the background is a little intrusive. The bottom one is a more "normal" looking shot, or even a little on the telephoto side, and the car is rendered with much less distortion.
Going out on a limb, are they taken with the 02 zoom on the Q, at each end of its range?
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Much smoother tones and transitions on the second one which is overall less harsh. Compare the background and tree: the first picture has them more crudely, as if oversharpened. Is the first image an OOC jpeg? The camera/lens has held the background quality of the second image far better, strictly imho, as also the grill and badge of the car. Of course, it may now turn out that the first shot was taken with a K3 and the second with an iPhone, lol.
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One is as bad as the other! The shadows are distracting as is the various superfluous vegetation. The lighting is uneven with e.g. one headlight brighter than the other. No good reason presents to ask that time be wasted on commenting. What gives?
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One is as bad as the other! The shadows are distracting as is the various superfluous vegetation. The lighting is uneven with e.g. one headlight brighter than the other. No good reason presents to ask that time be wasted on commenting. What gives?
Plenty gives. The absolute merit of the images is not in question; it is a debate about relativities.
If you don't want to waste time on it, that's fine.

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Strictly on IQ, the first seems better.
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Again, I'm just concerned with IQ; color rendition, tonal transition, apparent latitude, etc.

Thanks for the insight so far, I really do appreciate all of you taking out the time to comment. I'm comparing two cameras and their respective lenses.

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since the angles you were shooting from are so different, making a comparison is practically impossible.

if you want to compare iq, it would have to be with camera original pictures, not shots that have been cropped and/or resized.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MD Optofonik Quote
Again, I'm just concerned with IQ; color rendition, tonal transition, apparent latitude, etc.
QuoteOriginally posted by MD Optofonik Quote
I'm comparing two cameras and their respective lenses.
In my opinion, what you are asking for requires a different aproach and a lot more information about how the shots were made.
Also, I hope it doesn´t offend, you but I wouldn´t think of judging IQ, color rendition, latitude from a picture with more evident problems such as background, lighting, perspective, balance.
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I haven't read the other responses but the second image definitely looks like a better overall exposure and treatment to me IQ wise. Both actually are similar for the most part except the first image has a slightly washed out look in the hood and windshield areas like we get when pushing an underexposed image or area of an image. The second image doesn't have that in those same areas and therefore to me looks to have better more pleasing overall color and contrast... There is also an over-saturated look to the greens on the car, especially in the front fender area of the first image, whereas the second image doesn't look over-saturated to me at all..
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I haven't read the other responses but the second image definitely looks like a better overall exposure and treatment to me IQ wise. Both actually are similar for the most part except the first image has a slightly washed out look in the hood and windshield areas like we get when pushing an underexposed image or area of an image. The second image doesn't have that in those same areas and therefore to me looks to have better more pleasing overall color and contrast... There is also an over-saturated look to the greens on the car, especially in the front fender area of the first image, whereas the second image doesn't look over-saturated to me at all..
Thanks, Todd. That's the kind of info I can use to help me pick out things I might be missing.

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No, not at all. Just offering a different point of view. I know its not what you asked for but could still find helpful. Hope it works out for you, really. Best of intention
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