I did test again (earlier one here: vimeo.com/16196365) to address two complaints about the earlier test, the white balance and the focus. The white balance was set to Auto before, leading to two different color temperatures. This time I set the white balance on both to 3300k (3330k on the Nikon, because it doesn't have 3300k). Also, some people thought that the Canon looked improbably soft in comparison to the Nikon, so I made sure to triple check the focus this time. Both lenses are set to infinity and looked focused through the viewfinder and when zoomed in on the LCD.
The lenses are the same Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/2 on each camera. The tripods are also the same.
Thanks to Marco for taking the time to provide his technical expertise.
I posted more thoughts about the test on Adorama's blog (bit.ly/9OEOzu) and my own Tumblr (nathanleebush.tumblr.com).
This video was made possible by Adorama Rental Co.
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