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jbloom

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"RE: FX vs DX"

jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004
Mon 11-Mar-13 03:32 PM

When I hear those kinds of qualitative comparisons ("something special" and the like), I can't help but wonder whether part of the speaker's reaction is due to inherent bias. Generally, they know that they are viewing an FX image and expect it to look better. So, they attribute a great image's greatness in part to the fact that it was shot on an FX body when that may not actually have had anything to do with it.

I'd love to see a double-blind test where viewers were presented with a large selection of quality prints and were asked to separate them into taken-with-FX and taken-with-DX piles. I bet the results wouldn't much beat random selection.

Of course, in situations where the ISO has to go up to stop motion, FX has a substantial inherent advantage. But your question doesn't include that particular case.

-- Jon
Wethersfield, CT, USA
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This is a hot, active topic! FX vs DX [View all] , sirraj , Mon 11-Mar-13 10:27 AM
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