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

Started Jun 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
MASTERPPA
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Re: I have some questions.
In reply to Great Bustard, Jun 18, 2013

Great Bustard wrote:

misolo wrote:

Great Bustard wrote:

  • Or put it all together -- a modern day compact, like the G15, vs modern day FF, like the 6D with good lenses? Is there any noticeable IQ difference between the compact and FF?

The sad truth is that, in good light and if you're not looking for shallow depth of field, there isn't that much difference. Still, you'll only pry my 5DIII from my cold dead fingers...

MASTERPPA wrote:

BS.

Even in the BEST of light, a G15 vs a 5D3, on a good sized print (20x30) I can see the difference in a second. Mostly from DR, and edges.

The 5D3 and G15 have about the same DR. What do you mean by "edges"?

The edge of very sharp objects do not look the same between the two camera. I have both cameras, and see it from the same pics I take with my 5D3 (all in Disney world) and the ones my wife shots.  Both cameras are on auto, since I am not picky. But on the large prints we have, esp the ones that are cropped a lot, I see it. I am NOT able to pull as much data from the G15 from RAW. Highlights and shadows are bad from the G15

If the pic is a landscape, I can tell instantly at about 2 feet. A portrait, except for DOF is much harder if it is a soft image. But as soon as I look at the hair and eye lashes, I can tell.

So you've seen landscapes and portraits of the same scene from the G15 and 5D3 printed at 20 x 30 inches side-by-side? I never have, so I don't know if I could tell. But a lot of people here are saying that they wouldn't be able to tell.

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