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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2012, 07:27:17 PM »
I might suggest that determining a camera"s IQ based on downsized internet images is a lesson in abject futility.

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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2012, 07:58:20 PM »
for me just looking at those comparisons i think the skin tones, colour and contrast are better on the 1Dx
where as the D4 looks a little flat and washed out, (still fixable in post though)
which 50mm did you use on the nikon and which 50mm on the canon I think the glass is playing a big factor

I used the Nikon 50 1.4G for the D4 and used the Canon 50 1.2L for the 1DX.  I wonder if using the 50 1.4 for the Canon instead of the 1.2L  would be a better comparaison...
probably at narrow apertures it will give a more even comparison
however wide open the nikon 501.4G will kill the old canon
the 50L would account for the better contrast and skin tone i think
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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2012, 09:07:34 PM »
The 1Dx has more pleasing grain to my eye. The D4 seems more blotchy but still, almost the same.

I'd give the 1Dx the slight edge in ISO.

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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2012, 03:41:13 AM »
When exporting, these need to be saved to web in photoshop at 100% to standardise the colours for web browsers.

The colors look shot and by saying that they look different on yuor screen at home vs online means there is a colourspace issue which is also affecting the 1DX files too.
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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2012, 06:56:10 AM »
Typical nikon, suffering in white balance.
don't you see that yellow cast?

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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2012, 07:01:28 AM »
Interesting but I'll wait for dpreview for the overall picture and dxo for the DR/Color results and Loyd Chambers for the noise results  ;)

not that I'd buy either camera as their resolution is far too low for anything I could live with now.

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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2012, 07:31:06 AM »
Interesting but I'll wait for dpreview for the overall picture and dxo for the DR/Color results and Loyd Chambers for the noise results  ;)

not that I'd buy either camera as their resolution is far too low for anything I could live with now.

Wise decision  ;), as I always said by no mean do I qualify as a reviewers nor was that an attempt to do a review.  Interestingly last I played with the file a bit.  In the shot I posted I apply the same basic settings from Lightroom (sharpness, NR - minimal, etc).  It is clear to me now that the settings that worked with my D4 are not necessarily optimal for the 1DX.

For example on some of the sample I found I had too much contrast with the 1DX on the face (based on my personal preference), well that is because I was adding some contrast to the D4 file originally...

Anyway cant wait to redo some portrait shooting when I see my girls this week-end...

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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2012, 08:06:00 AM »
Interesting but I'll wait for dpreview for the overall picture and dxo for the DR/Color results and Loyd Chambers for the noise results  ;)

not that I'd buy either camera as their resolution is far too low for anything I could live with now.

Wise decision  ;), as I always said by no mean do I qualify as a reviewers nor was that an attempt to do a review.  Interestingly last I played with the file a bit.  In the shot I posted I apply the same basic settings from Lightroom (sharpness, NR - minimal, etc).  It is clear to me now that the settings that worked with my D4 are not necessarily optimal for the 1DX.

For example on some of the sample I found I had too much contrast with the 1DX on the face (based on my personal preference), well that is because I was adding some contrast to the D4 file originally...

Anyway cant wait to redo some portrait shooting when I see my girls this week-end...

@JR - anyway thanks for posting as we all know that this was not supposed to be a deep and detailed test but rather quick comparison of the results coming from both great cameras without true post optimization.
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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2012, 08:14:46 AM »
Both look great, i prefer the metering of the 1dx as well as the color balance

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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2012, 08:31:39 AM »
Both look great, i prefer the metering of the 1dx as well as the color balance

@cpsico:  I agree.  I am also convince that you can get very similar result in post with both camera.  Even the colors I was able to play with after the fact last night to make shots from both camera look very close for the skin tone part at least...  I just ordered the new 40mm prime with the 24 2.8IS to try with the 1DX due to their light weight - man the 1DX is a heavy piece of machine - we sure are getting our money's worth per lbs  ;)

@marekjoz:  right, with proper post production, but camera can produce very similar result.  I am very impressed with the noise level on the 1DX.  Really seem finally on part with Nikon...
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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2012, 08:37:33 AM »
I know my samples are very small.  For those who would want to see these sample (which are the 100% crop by the way) full scale I posted them on the DP Forum site.  Sorry I dont know how to do it over here.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=42045054

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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2012, 04:55:33 PM »
Here's the link with some interesting comparison between Canon 1Dx and Nikon D4.

Any guess who's the winner?

http://xerodigital.ca/canon-1dx-nikon-d4/

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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2012, 06:52:14 PM »
Here's the link with some interesting comparison between Canon 1Dx and Nikon D4.

Any guess who's the winner?

http://xerodigital.ca/canon-1dx-nikon-d4/

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Wow, the white balance issues would kill it for me too, nothing worse than that, especially in a high output situation like weddings.  I've heard terrible things about the D800 AWB too....

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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2012, 12:16:47 AM »
Very informative video.

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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2012, 12:25:32 AM »
I agree marekjoz, the 1DX has better overall contrast and I like the skin tones better from the 1DX vs the D4.

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Re: 1DX vs D4 sample
« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2012, 12:25:32 AM »