Return of Interesting article on DxO about 5D III and D800...

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
RichRMA
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Re: Return of Interesting article on DxO about 5D III and D800...
In reply to John Sheehy, Apr 12, 2013

John Sheehy wrote:

When the original thread hit 150, what was being debated seemed to be what about what resolution is a measure of.  I don't think that there is a single meaning of resolution at all.  There are different kinds of resolution, one relevant more for one need than another.

Many people tend to shoot at medium and wide FOVs, and to those people, the resolution potential of the entire sensor and/or the system resolution with a lens is important.  Other people are almost always working with lenses that have too little magnification for their needs.  For example, only dead birds let you fill the frame the way you want all the time, and a photographer in the stands can't get the kinds of shots that they could get standing in the field, interfering with the game.  Jupiter only gets infinitesimally larger on the sensor if you drive towards it.  For such needs, higher pixel density is worth more, most of the time, than full sensor performance.

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If that were absolute, the Pentax Q would be the most important wildlife/astrocamera extant.

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