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Interesting article on DxO about 5D III and D800 resolving power

Started Apr 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
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John Sheehy
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Re: Interesting article on DxO about 5D III and D800 resolving power
In reply to Hans Kruse, Apr 5, 2013

Hans Kruse wrote:

See this http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/Which-lenses-should-you-choose-for-your-Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-vs.-Nikon-D800-Competition-is-closer-than-expected

I have both the 5D mkIII with the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II and 70-200 f/2.8L IS II (and more) and the D800E with the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8VRII. To my eyes there is little to distinguish the resolution between the 5D III with the 70-200 and the D800E with the 70-200.

Either the Nikon 70-200 is not nearly as sharp, or the test was bungled.  There is no way that a 70-200 as sharp as Canon's 2.8L IS II would perform only as "good" as the Canon combo, especially since the D800 is the E model without an AA filter.  The Canon lens is pixel-sharp on a 7D with much smaller pixels, even with a 2x TC.

I put "good" in quotes because I think that using MPs as a unit of resolution is absurd, as is considering aliasing to be "resolution".

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