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

Started Jul 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: D800E vs. 5D3: Diminishing Returns or Reversal of Returns?
In reply to Rick Knepper, Jul 20, 2013

In the final crops I notice the following (see my 200% crop):

- In the top left the 5D3 has moire; This is of course not a 'fault' of the camera, the sensor just happened to match the frequency.

- The images have massive CA (see right bottom of the 200% crop); If that doesn't bother you why start these kind of comparisons in the first place? Both CaptureNX2 and Photoshop have a solution for this.

- The contrast (and overall processing) is totally different between the two images which makes the impression of 'sharpness/detail' different.

In a more common scope, logic and experience dictate that if you start with more information and downsample you end up with more acuity in the image. Trying to prove the opposite with sloppy PP is a waste of time and will convince no one.

But thank you for pumping a whole lot of unnecessary money into the R&D funds of both Canon and Nikon ( as you could just as well have used an old 10MP camera for these shots and your end use). We respect you for that.

Rick Knepper wrote:

5D3 cropped & downsized to 1800x1200

View: original size

D800E cropped & downsized to 1800x1200

View: original size

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