There is some thing about 5D original

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Re: There is some thing about 5D original
In reply to bobn2, Mar 13, 2013

bobn2 wrote:

Shaun_Nyc wrote:

bobn2 wrote:

aftab wrote:

This is what I found.

5DI sensor (resolution) resists degradation by lesser lenses more than other cameras. There is something about 5D1 sensor.

Let's take Canon 16-35 II for example. This lens didn't do very well in DXO test. With this lens

5DI scores 10P-mpix, minimal loss of resolution

5DII scores 12P-mpix, huge loss of resolution.

Similar results with popular (but mediocre in DXO score) Canon 24-105.

What about a better lens? Let's take Canon 100/2.8

5DI scores 12P-mpix, no resolution loss

5DII, 15P-mpix, substantial resolution loss.

Things get interesting when you take the sharpest Canon lens, 300/2.8II

5DI scoes 13 P-mpix, as if its perceived resolution has increased, only camera to do this as far as I have seen.

5DII, 21P-mpix, no resolution loss.

All you found is that the 5D limits the resolution to 12MP, even when the lens has more to give. Far from 'resisting degradation' it is contributing more degradation than other cameras. Yes, there is 'something about 5D1 sensor' - it is very old, inefficient and kills resolution. Don't get me wrong, it was stellar for its time, but everything new is much better.

What has your big bad D800 done for you Bob ? Show me new is "much better "

My D800 has removed the annoyance of cleaning up shadow noise in PP, even at base ISO. It's given me more reach and resolution and it's given me the ability to take decent photos in much lower light. It's given me the ability to take photos in mixed lighting and not have to make such a stark choice between blown highlights and plugged shadoes. Do I have the ability as a photographer to get close to the limits of what it will do? No but that's not exactly the point.

However, I wasn't talking about the D800, the 6D would give me better shadows (not as good as the D800, but better), similar low light capability and more reach and resolution, also. All of those things are quite tangible benefits over the 5D.

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The person behind the camera who understands how to use avail & artificial light, how to compose w a creative vision are the real tangible benefits. Not blown highlights or crushed blacks . Case in point, can you produce one interesting photo w your 3k camera body ? I wont hold my breath

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