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  • Image 1 is way better

    10 71.43%
  • Image 2 is way better

    1 7.14%
  • Both are close

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    Trick Question Survey. Will post the twist after a few replies

    Ok. So these two images were taken a few months apart. Different lenses, different cameras. They are similar and lighting and contrast is off a little but close enough. One may be sharper than the other one may have better bokeh etc ... Does one of these two photos stand out as significantly better than the other? Would you say I would not there is no way I would shoot with the lens or camera that took this or that photo ? I am curious about your thoughts because the hidden info will be surprising.

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    Re: Trick Question Survey. Will post the twist after a few replies

    Significantly better in which way?

    P.S. It is impossible for me to compare anything that is not even close perspective and crop.

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    Re: Trick Question Survey. Will post the twist after a few replies

    Who cares about the color and bokeh - composition is totally different. fwiw I like #1 even though it looks maybe a bit "worse" from a technical perspective. The angle draws me into the shot.
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    Re: Trick Question Survey. Will post the twist after a few replies

    Creatively number one is nicer but it's also softer compared to number 2 which looks to resolve better but the bokeh on the first one is not as nervous looking. This is tough since I know the first one color is reflecting the light back which is less saturated by color so number 2 has better saturation and I do like red better in 2.
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    Re: Trick Question Survey. Will post the twist after a few replies

    From technical point they're pretty close. I wouldn't call it night or day based on that. But number one is better as a picture, because the number two has aignificantly more distracting background. And also number one based on this small web size is a tad sharper with better detail. That's on iPad screen reading from thread, so miles away from a meaningful result...

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    Re: Trick Question Survey. Will post the twist after a few replies

    Yes. Number 1 is a better composed picture. But I was really looking for differences in rendering more than anything else. The bokeh differs because number 1 was shot at f1.4 with an Otus and number 2 was shot at 2.8 cropped with a sony 70-200mm 2.8 GII. One day if the sun ever comes out again here in Portland, I will reshoot 2 with the 50 ZA.

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    Re: Trick Question Survey. Will post the twist after a few replies

    And if you can, the55/1.8 would be interesting to throw in the mix as well..

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    Re: Trick Question Survey. Will post the twist after a few replies

    If it's a 'Trick Question' the answer must be 42.
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    Re: Trick Question Survey. Will post the twist after a few replies

    Part of the problem here is the semantics. I went with both are close, because they are. Neither is WAY better than the other. #1 in areas appears a tad sharper, DOF is higher in #2 but then that is just aperture or lens related. Displaying for comparisons for the web is always hard. I think I prefer the colours in #2 more.

    Psst: I did look at the exif after I voted.

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    Re: Trick Question Survey. Will post the twist after a few replies

    The car in the background on #2 ruins it for me.

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