D3X vs 5D2 - myth and reality

Started Jan 26, 2009 | Discussions thread
nicram Regular Member • Posts: 305
Re: The difference..

leping wrote:

3. The D3x RAW output, when carefully processed, approaches the P45
back quality.

First, that's a little vague, what does approaches really mean. Second, if it were true and verifiable, that a 14 bit depth $8,000 35mm with 24 MP approaches the quality of a 16 bit depth medium format 39 MP chip that was once and recently sold for $30,000, it would be headline news and revolutionary to say the least.

Maybe you didn't mean approaches, maybe you meant at 2x3 inches on a website, but maybe you haven't tested them side by side or shot a billboard with one or both of them, well, I have, and no 35 comes close in any IQ category to a 39 MP medium format chip shot on a Hassy body and lens that costs more than the complete Nikon. Comparing the two is like looking at a conventional TV signal on a nice digital LCD and then looking at an HD signal on a 42" 1080 HD LCD; it's night and day!

You need to clarify or verify with a statement like that, no offense, just common sense.

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