Merrill sensored cameras ARE 30MP luminance equivalents to 30MP cameras!

Started Jan 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
Roland Karlsson
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Re: Not really possible
In reply to Kendall Helmstetter Gelner, Jan 17, 2013

Kendall Helmstetter Gelner wrote:

Because lenses evolve too, and the lenses you buy yesterday simply are not as good as modern lenses. Some older lenses can at times be as sharp but even then do not have the coatings that reduce CA or flare. The DP-2 original lens was a masterpiece, but would not have held up on the Merrill. The older wide angle lenses might have been superb but none of them were built for a sensor that wanted light to come in at similar angles across the field of view.

Any lens you buy will degrade in usability and performance over time compared to modern equivalents.

A lens has character. Often I prefer the character of older lenses.

The compact mirror-less systems make even less sense to me because then you are giving yourself a very small limit on the sensor size for any future system you are considering. If you are really buying lenses for the long haul I don't know that I would really consider anything short of a medium format lens suitable. All other lenses are more transitory.

I would not go that far.

But I agree that small sensor interchangeable cameras are hard to understand ... even though the Q has got rather good reception by some.

I think that good FF lenses are quite "eternal", and so might even good APS-C lenses be.

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