D800E vs. 5D3: Diminishing Returns or Reversal of Returns?

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yray
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Re: D800E vs. 5D3: Diminishing Returns or Reversal of Returns?
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afterburn wrote:

No opinion one way or the other at the moment, but you did see the 5D images appear to have slightly higher contrast (despite you normalizing in ACR) and that increased contrast can appear as having increased detail?

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Gijs from The Netherlands
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Very true. Perceptually, an image with higher microcontrast will appear sharper than a perfectly sharp image with more low level detail but less microcontrast. The D800 image in this example appears washed out even though I believe that at the pixel level it contains more fine detail. So I don't think D800 produced a better image viewed as a whole image, not pixel-peeping at 100%, but this might be just this particular shot OP chose as an example.

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