Tue 28-Apr-09 12:40 AM | edited Tue 28-Apr-09 12:42 AM by markscamera
I just watched this and it's pretty amazing, the F5 vs D700 in a shoot out of sorts. I think it should have been F6 vs D700 but the end results would probably be the same. It's a great video clip done by a British tv show I think. Link: http://fwd.five.tv/videos/challenge-blow-up-part-3 Mark Stephan USN, retired
Interesting video! Since the both images were printed by a digital printer, the film image had to be scanned, thus the IQ was also dependant on the quality of the film scanner as well. Was the test fair or not??? Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
Hmmm, fascinating. It would have been far more impressive, though, if the film image had been printed using normal (projection) printing techniques. It would be fun to see a night-time projection of both images, one from a slide projector through the negative and the other through a digital movie projector.
I don't think the commentator's comments about the coloration of the film image not being as accurate as the digital image was useful, since we don't know what film they used, what scanning process they used, and how much effort was expended in post to achieve accurate color representation.
I wonder why they went with ISO 400 film?
To me, the big surprise is that digital fared so well.
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Wed 29-Apr-09 02:36 AM | edited Wed 29-Apr-09 02:37 AM by James23p
Interesting but there are a few flaws as pointed out the film was scanned did they do any post processing on the film or digital shot and why did they use 400 speed film this was screaming for 100 speed film.
I think this may have been closer if 100 ISO film was used or better yet they could have asked I would heve let them use one of my frozen rolls of Kodachrome 25 he he. But I will admit digital as you climb up the ISO ladder will be better I just wish they had tried this at 100 ISO or even better as mentioned used an optical print vs a scanned/ink jet print.
Plus if they used print film it is harder to scan, slide film might have been cleaner here. Fujichrome Astia 100 would have been perfect for this.