Just a little fun with two very different cameras

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by NightBird, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. NightBird

    NightBird SC Regular

    Apr 23, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    Just a little fun comparing a couple of very different camera systems... I was bored at the time. Not trying to make much of a point. I found these shots and thought I'd post them before I permanently deleted them.

    OK, I know you can probably cheat this (Try not to). I think it's pretty obvious at a glance for two reasons. One of these was taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 & XF 35mm 1.4, and the other with a Nikon V1 & 18.5mm 1.8. Given the different sensor / lenses (about the same field of view @50mm FF Equiv.), I tried to match the Bokeh with relevant apertures as best I can. Guess which is which and why you think so. I thought it fun as I had forgotten which was which after deleting them from my Lightroom catalog.

    I'll post the answer after a little while..


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  2. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    I'm guessing the top one is the Fuji.

    Cheers, Jock
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  3. IVN

    IVN SC Veteran

    Aug 27, 2013
    The bottom one is the fuji, because the Bokeh circles are not perfectly round, meaning, you've stopped the aperture a couple of stops to match the less shallow DOF of the Nikon 1 combo. Bokeh circles in the 1st picture are perfectly round, because it was shot wide open. And the noise pattern is indicative of the 10MP 1" Sensor in the V1.

    Do I get a cold beer for my accurate guessing work? :cool:
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  4. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Top is fuji. Car details are crisper. OR, if it's the other way around, sell the fuji! :eek:
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  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Looks like we are all over the place. I think the top one is Fuji, because the image is slightly softer. I expect the V1 images to be sharper.
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  6. Both are easily acceptable.
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  7. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    I think the top is the Fuji, more saturated colors and the bottom one seems to have the more signature neutral rendering of the V1
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  8. Biro

    Biro SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    I also think the top is the Fuji... but both are more than acceptable to my eye.
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  9. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    I believe the top one is V1, for the resons IVN stated and for the fact that 18.5mm can focus closer :)
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  10. I have absolutely NO idea which is which. I like them both, and given that theres a massive difference in the cameras and I won't ever have an X-Pro, I'm really glad I have an 18.5mm on order... because whichever it is, its great!
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  11. NightBird

    NightBird SC Regular

    Apr 23, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    That's a great explanation IVN. I probably wouldn't have picked the shape of the Bokeh as an obvious give away. Next time your in Sydney, I'll buy you a couple of great beers!

    Seems like people were divided, but the V1 is #1, X-Pro #2. The two things that gave it away for me were the noise pattern / less smooth bokeh (But I didn't recognise the shape like IVN found). I tinkered with the Nikon's picture controls to improve the typically neutral colour signature explaining BruPri's comments. I personally find the standard film simulation on the Fuji a bit flat as well, and would normally use Astia or ProNeg.

    Viewed or printed large, it's even more obvious the Fuji has some IQ advantages, so I'm not ready to sell it yet, but all credit to the great little V1 that always punches high. The 18.5 is great Sue, I'm sure you'll love it.
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