This is the second part of my Nikon D800E comparison to 6×9 medium format film.
On this example, I favor the film version for it’s overall look. Better tones and color, and most important, great highlight and shadows recovery. The digital file took quite a tweak in Photoshop to achieve a better tonality, even with that, it was difficult to save the highlights (an underexposure compensation while on the scene would help), while the Fuji film just needed an auto levels and a little bit selective burn in highlights (in which there was plenty of info to recover, film is really superb when trying to save highlights).
If we look at zoom crop, there the D800E has once again the clear advantage in resolution as you can see below.
Of course, at this crop we are talking about a very large print, so If I wanted to print one of the two images at about 40 inches wide, I would prefer the film version.
The fact of course remains, that in terms of absolute resolution the D800E is a winner.
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