Well basically, they took 2 photographs, one using an F5 and the other using a D700, and took the results and blew them up and printed them up to, I think it was 17m but may have been 27m, on banners hung down the side of a building. The presenters could then see the D700 knocks film into a cocked hat.
One thing I must say is that during the preparation they did say that the D700's ISO was set to 400 to match the ASA 400 film that was being used. This I think was unfair as the shots were taken in a studio and using 400 film in a studio set up is quite unusual.
Tue 28-Oct-08 11:49 PM | edited Tue 28-Oct-08 11:53 PM by Noel Holland
Given that the D700 can do down to Iso 200 natively and has the capability to go down to Low 1 which is equivalent to ISO 100 the use of the ISO 400 setting can only be because either a) the photographer uses ISO 400 normally or more likley b) because the shows producers decided that ISO 400 is the typical consumer speed... quite why a typical consumer would be using either a F5 or a D700 is a bit of a question though.