Full Frame v. Med. Format digital images side by side

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  1. Soocom1

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    Has anyone taken photos with a Full Frame 35mm DSRL and compared it to a Med. Format Digital image?

    What I am wanting to do is compare the specific image difference between the two.
    No need for specific comments about them per se, I would like to see an actual side by side comparison of the two of the same image.


     
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    Interesting video that compares side by side
     
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    Did you notice something?
    The one item I have talked about at length is the distortion brought on by the aspect ratio.

    Look at the adjustable triangle in the top LH corner.
    The 35mm is distorted more.
     
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    I would be interested to hear more of your thoughts on this aspect ratio distortion. I thought you brought it up a while back, and I have not heard much about it, I would be eager to hear what it is that you were talking about
     
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    OK.
    To go into that will take a bit of explaining, and I know some do not have the patients for it.

    but Ill write it up shortly and post it.
     
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    The only distortion I'm seeing is the DOF, difference and the cropping because of the frame being more narrow, unless I'm missing something????
     
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    The triangle isn't fully in the frame on the 35mm side. It's left edge is cut off.
     
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    Well yeah, but so is everything on the left side and the right side as well. The OP specifically said distortion on the triangle.
     
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    At 1;39, they are talking about the f16. Carefully look at the image from the 35mm (r-h side) and then the image from the med. format. Dont focus on the truncation of the image, look at the triangle itself. It shows a more skewed image.
     
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    But more to the point: there are other reasons I am asking this question:
    Modern Dig. MF isnt true 645 or 6x6 or 6x9.
    It is only marginally larger than 35mm and I wonder to the proclaimed image quality as a result.
    we have this argument regularly on APS v FF, so I wonder the same about FF v MF.
     
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    Last time I shot both side by side was 6 years ago or so and MF blew the lid off full frame dslrs. Since then the resolution on DSLRs has gotten way better but at the same time so has MF. I would venture a guess that MF would still reign supreme just because of the physical size of the sensor. Its a shame they don't put out 645, 66 or 67 sizes though.

    I poke through fashion photography more than anything and a lot of the photographers still shoot MF. The images are incredible but honestly you have to really nit pick the image to see the difference. At normal viewing, you'd be hard pressed to call it either way.
     
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    Okay, I clipped the triangle out, overlayed one on the other, sharpened, and I'm not seeing any distortion other than the effect of the DOF and the difference in the cropping (note the circled area)
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