Can you tell which is which? (another one of my silly tests)

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  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    My better half (AKA my spotter) and I took a walk at Oakwood cemetery the other day. We knew it was going to rain, so I took the OMD EM5 II and the 14-150, both of which are supposed to be weatherproof.

    We were fortunate enough to get a shot of a Cooper's Hawk on the ground with its prey, shot at 300mm e with the Olympus digital zoom kicked in (so really, 600mm e).

    OMD dogs and oakwood 061.JPG
    Still, I wished I had the reach of the Sony HX400V . . . but it is not weatherproof.

    This am, I wondered how images shot with the OMD EM5 II at 600mm e (with digital zoom kicked in) compared with HX400V shots at 600mm e (with no digital zoom), so I shot a pair of images.

    Camera A:

    A 600.JPG
    Camera B:

    B 600.JPG

    Then I got curious how the two would compare if no digital zoom was involved, so \ here's a pair shot at 300mm e.

    Camera A:

    A 300.JPG
    Camera B:

    B 300.JPG
    All shots were handheld, shot through a window, trying to focus on the lettering on the garbage can. No attempt was made to "normalize" the exposure; I put both cameras in P mode and faire roulez les bon temps.

    So . . . which is the Sony and which is the Olympus?

    Cheers, Jock
  2. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    I'll go with A as the Sony.
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  3. Biro

    Biro SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    If we assume that A and B represent the same cameras in both examples, then I also go with A as the Sony.
  4. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    I vote for A for the Sony, as the red burned out. If A is the Oly, then I'm really disappointed in Oly, lol
  5. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    All of you are correct; A is the Sony.

    Cheers, Jock
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