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D60 And EOS3 Pictures Compared. Film Or Digital?

Sun Oct 13, 2002 10:59 am

I took two pictures of the same airplane using identical lens (Canon 100-400 IS) and different bodies: Canon D60 and Canon EOS 3 .
If you are interested which is better looking ,you can check it going to :

http://fotodj.com/pages/compared.htm

I hope this might be helpful for those who wants to go digital.

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RE: D60 And EOS3 Pictures Compared. Film Or Digital?

Sun Oct 13, 2002 11:02 am

Nice comparison, digital is definetly the way to go if you want your pictures on airliners.net
 
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RE: D60 And EOS3 Pictures Compared. Film Or Digital?

Sun Oct 13, 2002 11:06 am

Derek,

I like the D60 image better, hands down. I would not add the grain. Photographers have been trying for decades to eliminate grain as I am sure you know.

Great shots, and thanks for the comparison.

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RE: D60 And EOS3 Pictures Compared. Film Or Digital?

Sun Oct 13, 2002 11:17 am

Well would have been a better comparison if it was from a bracketed Provia or Velvia frame, but it does show the smoothness of the colors from the digitals. Though frames have one advantage compared to digital, they still have quite a bit more detail (I think someone calculated it to be 22MP) which to date no digital camera can capture. Myself I am going to wait (even if I could afford it) until the full frame cameras get the speed that I desire (looking for about 4-6fps until the memory card is full).
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RE: D60 And EOS3 Pictures Compared. Film Or Digital?

Sun Oct 13, 2002 11:24 am

digital is definetly the way to go if you want your pictures on airliners.net

No way, slides still have better detail. Of course we would all love smooth, no grain photos from a D60, but I think in 3-5 years quality will be even better, and the price will drop more. For the most part I still shoot slides, I have the F707, but use it for things like flight deck shots/cabin etc.


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RE: D60 And EOS3 Pictures Compared. Film Or Digital?

Sun Oct 13, 2002 11:33 am

Astia is slide film. Isn't Dean the guy that does the Medium Format airliners stuff?
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RE: D60 And EOS3 Pictures Compared. Film Or Digital?

Sun Oct 13, 2002 6:49 pm

I think someone calculated it to be 22MP - yes I've seen that figure as well based on the ability of slide film (K64) to resolve detail (ability to distinguish 2 adjacent lines), but my understanding is that this is a "theoretical" capability which could only be acheived using a high quality prime lens at optimum aperture with the camera mounted on a secure tripod.

In practice, I'm not sure many of us operate in conditions which would allow this optimum resolution to be acheived.

But more to the point, this has meaning only if the slide is the desired end product. Even projecting the slide results in a loss of resolution unless you are using the finest projecting equipment - to produce prints or images for the web introduces another stage of production with an inevitable loss of quality.

It has been suggested that a high quality drum scan of a 35mm slide can produce around 12-14mp of meaningful data (ie. after data created by grain & noise is eliminated), and of course even high end prosumer scanners will not match this.

So I would suggest that while film has a theoretical advantage over digital, in practice, the current crop of DSLRs are capable of producing "finished" images matching or exceeding quality possible from scanned film.

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