V1, D800, D4 & 80-400 @ 390'

Started Mar 22, 2014 | Discussions thread
j_photo Veteran Member • Posts: 3,381
Re: V1, D800, D4 & 80-400 @ 390'

This is interesting. The V1 certainly does a good job in comparison.I compared the three images all at the same size (different magnifications). Some thoughts:

You don't say what you focused on, which would be helpful to know.

I'm seeing more DOF in the V1 shot, which is to be expected (note differences in the sharpness of the chain link fence).

When I look at the referee's patch, the D800 looks a bit sharper to me.

Also in the D800 shot, the batter's face appears to me a little sharper and more nicely rendered, though this may also be due to differences in how the light is striking the face.

On the other hand, when looking at the insignia on the catcher's vest, the V1 shot looks a bit sharper.

I wonder a bit about the chosen shutter speed. At this focal length and for action sports perhaps a higher shutter speed would better avoid issues of possible camera shake or player motion blur? If so, that could tilt the advantage toward the FX sensors with their better high ISO performance.

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