7 D viewing magnification

Started May 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: 7 D viewing magnification
In reply to mtnredhed, May 20, 2012

The 7d has MORE THAN DOUBLE the pixel density of the 5dmk2 so your arguement is completely and utterly null and void.

The 7D DOES have a "reach" advantage over the 5d (or however you want to phrase it), BECAUSE of that pixel density.

If the 7D was "pre-cropping" what the 5d photographed, the resultant image would be 8megapixels ish. That fact in itself shows what the 7D pixel density does.

It pays to know your facts before launching into a rant if you don't want to end up looking rather silly

mtnredhed wrote:

Let's assume for the sake of argument that the 5DII and the 7D sensors have the same pixel density. (and I think they're close) Using the same lens on both, aimed at the same subject and same distance....

THE FREAKIN' 7D DOESN'T GIVE YOU MORE REACH! All it does is "pre-crop" the same image the 5D took. If you insist on heavily cropping the 7D image, you will run into the same limits you'd run into on the 5D, just sooner. Yeah, there's freakin' noise, yeah there's image softness. Guess what? You've just discovered why full frame sensors exist, and why 40 and 80MB sensors exists. Understand the limits of your tools and GTF over it. Buy the lens you need and quit "digital zooming" like some cheap PoC pocket camera and then complaining that the images suck.

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