Rockwell Speaks..5D mkIII vs 1D X

Started Jul 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: umm, no.
In reply to Kreitmann, Aug 2, 2012

Kreitmann wrote:

Here is what KR wrote:

"If you're shooting a digital SLR, forget the tripod. The tripod only gets in the way and encourages the misuse of smaller apertures which soften images .

Amazingly stupid comment. Simply incredible.

Don't shoot at smaller than f/8 or f/11 unless you really need it. Unlike with film, digital sensors in 2007 have such high resolution that we easily can see the veiling effects of diffraction .

I've shot my DLSR at f16 and produced incredibly sharp images. This is a generalization that, again, is amazingly stupid.

Half the time that someone sends me a soft image they can't figure out, it's because they were blindly shooting at f/22 on a tripod . f/22 in digital softens the image exactly like squinting your eyes."

No, it's not. Not even close. KR, as usual, is simply writing to increase his hit count, not convey any real or useful information. But anyone who would send this bozo an image for analysis doesn't have a clue anyway, so no problem here.

I marked the important parts of the argument for you.

mgrum wrote:

Christoph v Ballmoos wrote:

because he actually does work and tests of cameras and lenses and writes them down. And he writes them down in a way that people read it (and love or hate it).

I'm sorry but reviewing gear based on the spec list alone (i.e. without ever having tested it personally), making statements like "tripods make your photos more blurry" just to get more visits by sparking controversy does not make him "better".

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