Here is why the OM-D samples are as good as the D800

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Here is why the OM-D samples are as good as the D800

"OK, now I get it. You had to shoot these at f11 to get the DoF for the target. But at that point diffraction will have reduced the res to 16MP or so. Which is why the shots look exactly the same as from 16MP cameras (the similarity to OM-D is almost uncanny...).

So the implication for DPR is, just as you have had to change the lights to accommodate new high ISO cameras, so you will have to change the target to cope with high res low DoF ones.

And the implication for possible buyers is, if you want 36MP, you will have to shoot with naff all DoF. Which will be fine for many shooters, and a disaster for others."

So, if you can live with no DoF, then the comparison is false. Yes, the D800 does have more res than the OM-D (phew - I couldn't see how it didn't). But you'll have to do every shot as a DoF effect shot to get it.

Interesting time, eh?

14mm, f5.6. Yup, I can do that. And I need the shadow pulls. Great Bustard and I may be the only people in the world who, for different reasons, need a D800
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