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Car Show Comparison Shots

jpFoto

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jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Mon 20-Aug-12 02:20 AM | edited Mon 20-Aug-12 02:28 AM by jpFoto

If you think that your D3200 is less than a state of the art camera, think again. Since I have been debating whether or not to bring my D3s with me on an upcoming trip as opposed to taking just my D3200, I took them both to a car show today and took the same shots with both. I'm hard pressed to see much of a difference. Here they are.

All of the EXIF data should be there.

All of the photos taken with the D3S were taken with the Nikkor 14-24 and all of the photos taken with the D3200 were taken with the Nikkor 10-24.


D3S at 1/400 f/4.5 ISO 200

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D3200 at 1/160 f/4/5 ISO 100
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D3s at 1/320 f/5.6 ISO 200
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D3200 at 1/200 f/5.6 ISO 100
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D3200 at 1/125 f/5.6 ISO 200
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D3s at 1/160 f/5.6 ISO 360
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D3200 at 1/125 f/5.6 ISO 200
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You can't tell alot from these, so I am going to do some huge crops from these files to see if we can tell the difference.

jP

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jpFoto

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#1. "RE: Car Show Comparison Shots" | In response to Reply # 0

jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Mon 20-Aug-12 12:51 AM | edited Mon 20-Aug-12 01:07 AM by jpFoto

Here are some crops:

D3S

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Locton

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#2. "RE: Car Show Comparison Shots" | In response to Reply # 1

Locton Registered since 14th Jun 2012
Mon 20-Aug-12 06:34 AM

Hi there, first of all nice shots.

i have a D3200 which is my only camera, i really do not need anything else, but i think that although the D3200 produces a very good image you can see quite clearly certain differences.


if you look away from the cars you will see in the first photo the trees & the woman in red under the canopy is far sharper with the D3, also the note on the car windscreen & the red bar below the windscreen as well as the grill are sharper on the D3.

again in the 2nd photo the grill is sharper & the people under the canopy are also clearer as are the trees.

i personally think that if you did not have the comparison images the D3200 would stand up really well, but not quite as good as the D3.

i note that the settings on the images are different, could this have anything to do with the difference between the shots?

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schadowrider

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#3. "RE: Car Show Comparison Shots" | In response to Reply # 0

schadowrider Registered since 10th Mar 2012
Mon 20-Aug-12 10:28 AM

Nice captures all the way around!

On my screen the D3 images are clearly crisper and seem to have a bit more "life" to them (contrast or vibrancy maybe?) -- but would this be more (or at least as much) a factor of differences between the lenses?

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Glenn

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jpFoto

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#4. "RE: Car Show Comparison Shots" | In response to Reply # 3

jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Mon 20-Aug-12 10:45 AM | edited Mon 20-Aug-12 11:01 AM by jpFoto

Jeremy and Glenn

Thanks for your comments, and of course you are both correct about a few things. The 14-24 is a 2.8 lens stopped down to f/4.5 and 5.6 in a couple of the shots. It is also one of Nikon's sharpest lenses. The 10-24 is a 3.5 to 4.5 aperture lens so it is pretty much so wide open in a number of the shots. When I pixel peep the NEFs, they both look pretty good at the focus point which is difficult to see in the tiny jpegs that I posted. So, you are both correct, this is not an Apples to Apples comparison.

Here are two more crops that verify at least part of what Jeremy has said:


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