D3X vs 5D2 - myth and reality

Started Jan 26, 2009 | Discussions thread
rhlpetrus Forum Pro • Posts: 25,859
Re: OP asked D3x raws to prove..

pertti wrote:

In the following test done using xx -converter I cannot see too much
difference between 20mpix+ bodies in practical image quality (bar
A900 in high ISOs), can you? Anyway converter/method can explain most
of differences, as is case in typical comparing tests.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/E5D2/E5D2RAW.HTM

Studio shots usually have up to 8stops of DR. Not appropriate for DR testing, the issue of this therad. The claim by Gabor, a very good contributor here, is a bit overstated (he calls the DR difference D3x x 5DII a myth). Before he'd say that, he should have asked for the RAWs he has later. And the RAW files from IR for D3x are 12bits!?

I agree, already stated, that most other IQ aspects are well within marginal differences for these cameras. The only issue is, actually, DR, since DxO mark and a few other testers have claimed the D3x has higher DR than any other dslr so far, and by a wide margin (except for the HDR technique used by the Fujis).

I hope someone here with a D3x provides him with the images he needs, Nnot my case, not a D3x owner.

Finally: I still think DR is, at this point, the one aspect worth pursuing improvements in digital photography. The present state of affairs is already outstanding, digital DR is at least as good as any film available (much better than positive film, for example), but likely there's some room for improvement. If D3x has done it, we'll see evidence coming, for or against either side of claims.

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