Tamron 14-150 for m43!!

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Louis_Dobson
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In reply to Stacey_K, Feb 2, 2013

Stacey_K wrote:

Louis_Dobson wrote:

Stacey_K wrote:

Louis_Dobson wrote:

Wayneb123 wrote:

Some people like to print photos larger than a postcard and compact cameras with tiny sensors suck for that, this lens will work well for video also.

Why do you think a 16MP MFT camera with a dog slow superzoom will be better for printing large photos than a 16mp bridge camera with a 10x zoom? What magic quality, at base ISO, do you think an MFT sensor brings to the party? And do you not see that in low light an f5.8 lens will need the ISO cranked right up, thus losing any noise advantage the MFT camera had? I normally sell 30X40 inch shots myself, and I won't be touching this thing with a 30 foot, rubber tipped, disinfected bargepole. Wearing gloves.

So you sell 30X40 prints made using a bridge camera with a 10X zoom? O.o

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Stacey

No, I'd not touch a 10x lens. That's my point.

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A) You assume this lens will have horrible IQ. It may or may not.

B) You assume every image is shot in low light where you need a fast lens wide open.

c) You ignore that a MFT sensor at low iso, which could easily be used in decent light with this lens, does beat the IQ of some 10X zoom bridge camera.

I have no idea what this combination would look like. If I was trying to make great 30X40 prints, I wouldn't be using a MFT camera anyway

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Stacey

Here's the trouble. Like many people you assume a larger sensor makes better prints.  But it doesn't.  For a long time now, at base ISO, with no heavy (DR sucking) pushing and pulling, and assuming half reasonable pixel density, the sensor produces the same result.  My old 12MP NFT camera matched my old 12MP FF camera.
These days, the latest generation of MFT cameras, with their Sony sensors, actually have enough DR to keep up even with heavy pushing and pulling.
There is absolutely no problem with producing 30X40 prints with an OM-D.  The only camera that visibly out performs it is the D800, with its very high pixel count.  A D4 or 5DIII, at base ISO, won't produce better pictures.
On the same basis, at base ISO, using JPG, a compact size sensor should also be fine, and the smaller lens a smaller sensor needs will be cheaper to make and hence, for a given price, rather better.  If you were designing a 10X camera from scratch, for best quality at a reasonable price, you'd start with a small sensor and a fixed lens.  From what I can see the the Panny FZ200 looks about right.

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