5D Mark II vs 1Ds Mark III and D700 - Samples & 100% Crops

Started Dec 7, 2008 | Discussions thread
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dtedesco Regular Member • Posts: 165
5D Mark II vs 1Ds Mark III and D700 - Samples & 100% Crops

In response to an earlier request from a thread where I offered a subjective first take on the 5D Mark II, I have put together a simple image quality comparison ( read here if you like: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1032&thread=30261199 ). This was done for my own purposes, but I thought I would share. Apologize in advance for any errors made.

Shot three cameras (1Ds Mark III, 5D Mark II and D700)
Gitzo Tripod
Manual Exposure
Manual Focus - critical focus via magnified Live View
50mm f1.4 lens (since both are similar on Nikon vs Canon)
Aperature f2.2 for all shots
ISO 100 - 25600 in full steps
Time delayed shutter release - 10 secs
All shot as RAW and processed in ACR w/NR turned off

Here is the full image. I chose it because it has interesting lighting, lots of small details and a smooth gradient on the wall. The focus point was the top photo of the three in the 3 photo frame. Will put each comparison in a new message for easier viewing.

Original at reduced size - ISO 100 on 5D Mark II:

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