D800E vs. 5D3: Diminishing Returns or Reversal of Returns?

Started Jul 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Rick Knepper
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Re: You've missed the point somewhat.
In reply to TOF guy, Jul 20, 2013

TOF guy wrote:

Rick wrote:

It was time to look at the images from the viewpoint of how my OWN processing workflow melded with the imagery.

There may be situations where the brighter greens would have worked better. Do you want to come to conclusions because it happens that the foliage ended up brighter in the D800 image which may be purely accidental ?

I can look at two images and ignore irrelevant data in order to extrapolate for a given characteristic. So yes, I can come to a conclusion. But let's drill down to the philosophical. There is NO such thing as two identical images even coming from the same camera/lens combo shot 1/10th of a second apart. Changing light, shutter speeds not exactly perfect calibrated, vibration from the first shot affecting the 2nd if shooting quick bursts. It all can be nit-picked.

The first set of images in the OP represented this. The 2nd set in this thread and in the original thread are totally neutralized.

"Neutralized" in this case means that you treating the processing software like a black box and assume that the processing is the same in both cases. But it is not.

I have asked you several times now to elaborate upon this assertion but to no avail. Wny? I am willing to learn.

You know why I like this scene? It gives you everything from wind blown trees to stationary lines in the buildings.

Except that the scene is more pleasant in one image than the other.

Well, this is an opinion not a fact. A lot of things can be coming between us such as the setup of our respective monitors.

The comparison becomes influenced by the "quality" of the scenes. Do you want to compare the results with your workflow

Yes, ultimately, this is one comparison among others that has to be conducted. But you have the RAWs at your disposal. Show me what your idea of a proper comparison should look like.

or simply one scene more pleasant than the other ?

Don't know what this means.

I think it is for those of us who do landscapes. It is absolutely perfect.

IMO Bizarre landscape. Neither interesting woods, nor landscape nor architectural nor urban. Jack of all trades master of none.

What can I say? It is the perfect set-up for testing IMO.

But thank you for sharing the images and starting a good discussion.

Absolutely welcome. I already have ideas for two new comparisons.

Looking forward to see them

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