2.27.2012

Mix and Match Cameras.


Cameras are fun.  Which image came from the "professional" camera?

Answer:  The top image was taken with a Canon 1DS mk2 + Zeiss 85mm 1.4 ZE lens.
The bottom image was taken with an EP2 and an old 40mm 1.4 Pen lens (circa 1972).

23 comments:

John Driggers said...

That's easy...the one you sold came from the professional camera. :-)

Pete Teoh said...

It's not a professional camera unless it is at least 80 gigapixels and is waterproof down to 300m.

Mike Padua said...

Both!

Peter F. said...

This demonstrates the point you have made, Kirk, from time to time. That is, that it's hard (impossible ?) to tell which is which when all one may be doing with an image is downsizing it (in this case to less than 1mp) to be displayed on the Web. I see that both of these measure about 1000 pixels wide, only. Also, for me, viewing this on an 19" standard-issue monitor at my office, there's no way to see the extra detail one camera may be capturing over another as I am viewing at only about 90 dots per inch.

Peter F.

John Mason - Lafayette Indiana said...

The image where someone paid you money for it :)

stefano60 said...

moot point, indeed. today's 'middle of the road' cameras are superior from a technical standpoint to the 'professional' cameras of just a few years ago, so one could argue that they are both professional, or that neither one is ... :-)

'professional' is the eye behind the viewfinder.

i seem to remember you posted the tulips image earlier on to show how nice images an 'old' professional camera could take, but i could be wrong.

judging photos on a computer screen is like test driving a car on a video game anyway, so .... thank you for the entertainment, as always, much appreciated!

mlougee said...

A comment not quite on point, but... With a variety of fairly inexpensive "adapters," it's easy to put an expensive lens (eg, Leica) on a relatively inexpensive bodies (eg, Panasonic), for a nice mix-and-match of glass and bodies/sensors. Does this qualify as another form of mix-and-match?

Rob Grey said...

if a professional is holding the camera, it's a professional camera.

mshafik said...

Define a professional camera!

Unknown said...

Your definition works for me.

In 2006 Denis Manning's Motorcycle Streamliner set a new Worlds speed record of 350.8 mph. One of the on-lookers asked if he was using a motorcycle engine. He answered "must be a motorcycle engine because it's in a motorcycle." :)

stopkidding said...

ooh I have a pumpkin shot like that which I never shared. Should do that tonight. My guess is that both of them came from cheap ass old cameras :)

arg said...

The "top" one.

John Banbury said...

A camera is a camera, it is the photographer behind it that counts.

Ken Hurst Photography said...

Turn your monitors upside down to read the answer.

Raianerastha said...

Trick question Kirk. You're a pro. You were holding the cameras. Hence, they are both "pro" cameras.

Low Budget Dave said...

I kind of like both pictures in the generic "still life" sense. I like the colors in the pumpkins better, though. If you were to shoot both pictures with both cameras, then people could spend countless hours comparing pixels. (Instead of taking pictures.)

I also like the idea of not telling people. Then, for people who think the camera makes all the difference, you should put up several shots with similar depth of field, and ask people to bid on the cameras that made each picture.

That way, you can sell your used equipment instead of selling workshops. Toss in the copyright for the flower picture, and you will have not only a happy customer, but enough cash left over to buy a new G3 with some sweet lenses.

Amin said...

I'm going to guess the first one because it looks to me like it should be the second one :).

FotoEdge said...

I bet both are from a MFT camera... My E-P3 with the right lens can equal anything that the Full Frame Gear produces if it is for a modest print size or on the web.

Debbi_in_California said...

Neither

Sigfrid Lundberg said...

The camera that you let out in the morning together with the cat is professional, provided that it returned with one of the images above. Ideally together with the cat who brought a vole for dinner.

Yoram Nevo said...

You sure fooled me !
I would swear the pumpkin was the "professional"
The score - KT 1 : YN 0
Give another one. I wanna try to make it even :-)

Craig said...

In the old days (film, that is) a knowledgeable viewer could look at a print and make a pretty good guess as to which film, and even what format camera was used. In today's online world, I've never heard anyone claim to be able to spot a Canon or Nikon or Olympus image based on its look. If you can't tell the difference, then maybe it just doesn't matter which one you use.

Scott said...

As several people noted, the pictures are really too small to make much of a judgement.

That said, the Pen 40/1.4 is so good that using it amounts to cheating. Shame!