Can you tell the difference?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Jock Elliott, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Four shots, two cameras (one small sensor, one larger sensor), same location, all taken within 10 minutes of each other.

    Which do you think is the larger sensor and which is the smaller sensor? Further, if you care to, give your reasons why.









    No fair peeking at the metadata.

    One of them appears to be a dead giveaway to me, but the others?

    Cheers, Jock
  2. snkenai

    snkenai All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    B and D, are the small sensor. More grain and slightly less clean detail.
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  3. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    A and B are the small sensor, C and D the larger sensor.

    Cheers, Jock
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  4. As soon as I saw the thread title, I knew it was you, Jock.

    TBH, I dont think anyone can possibly say with absolute certainty about *any* shot, whether it was taken with a large or small sensor, without having the full size shot to gaze at pixels. On the innanet, anything else is guesswork. And... why bother. Lets just appreciate shots for what they are. Of this crop, I like the first, for no particular reason. It simply appeals.
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  5. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Thanks, Sue.

    The reason for asking the question was to see if if the difference in sensor was readily apparent to anyone. It sure wasn't to me, but I thought that more experienced, wiser eyes might pick something up.

    I thought B might be a dead giveaway because of the focal length.

    Cheers, Jock
  6. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
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  7. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    A looks very noisy as does D

    did you take them all at the same ISO

    there is not enough contrast in C if it is an FX sensor

    Added later: not sure that there is anything in B, but less noise in the sky

    whatever has been used Jock, they don't seem suitable for this type of shot, IMHO

    so to me A and D look to be from the same sensor because of the noise, (artefacts type) in the sky
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