(Answer now beneath the photos)
ONE of these was shot with Canon 5D MkII and 24-70 f2.8L lens, combined price about $4,000. The other was shot with a Zeiss Ikon Nettar 517/16 folding camera from about 1948, e-bay price less than $40. I’ve cropped the digital shot into a square but otherwise they are both processed as I would normally.
But can you tell which is which?
ANSWER: The top version is film. Orio over at MFlenses.com cleverly detected that the compression of the blue colour palette was symptomatic of UV washing out the blues on film where a UV filter has not been used. In the digital version, the range of blue tones is more realistic. The ancient camera didn’t do badly, though.