Do pixels matter? What 20" x 30" prints reveal.

Started Jun 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Do pixels matter? What 20" x 30" prints reveal.
In reply to LaszloBencze, Jun 16, 2013

Hello, the 1DII and 1DIII were very sharp for 8-10mp. I own all 5DIII now. BUT, something happened this week, that NEVER happened with the 1DII and 1DIII. A client said their massive image was TOO SHARP (and their was almost no sharpening applied.)  All my 16x20 prints, and the few 20x24, are A LOT cleaner, and sharper then my 1DII, 1DIII and ESP my old 30D.

At ISO 100, the 1DII and 1DIII were great. At 400, so so, at 800-1600, UGH (esp the 1DIII)

LaszloBencze wrote:

I currently have a show of 38 20" x 30" prints appearing at the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento. Most of the pictures were taken with either a 5D MKII or 5D MKIII. However, some of them come from the Canon 1D MKII and 1DMIII which are not full frame and have about half the number of pixels of the 5D cameras (8 & 10 megapixels vs over 20 for the 5Ds).

What I noticed is that I could not tell which pictures were taken with the lower pixel count 1D cameras. They do not stand out as obviously inferior. In fact all the pictures look good and are indistinguishable in terms of sharpness or resolution.

Now I'm sure that there are benefits of the 20 megapixel cameras. And I do own two of them. But my point is that real life photo situations with large areas of bland texture or out of focus areas do not reveal such differences. This is a bit of a surprise for me but a reassuring one.

If you happen to live in the Sacramento area, you're welcome to look for yourself. The gallery is at 2015 J street and is well identified with signage.

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