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

Started Jul 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
cpkuntz
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Re: 5D3 vs D800E: Diminishing Returns or Reversal of Returns?
In reply to qianp2k, Jul 21, 2013

It's a glitch.  In the OP from the original thread, Rick states clearly that the lenses were at the same aperture.  The bottom line is that both images look great, DXO and ACR apply a bit more contrast to Canon CR2 than NEF for some reason by default, but the tone curves can be altered to make the images look pretty similar.  The D800E has more resolution, but you have to look closer for it than I expected in this particular image.  For most print sizes you wouldn't likely notice the difference, but that's with this particular image.  In some tests the D800E has a bit of a more obvious advantage, but not by much.  Obviously the higher resolution final display, the more the advantage of the D800E will be noticeable.  On a 4K display, you'd probably notice the difference.  On an 8K display, well, the Canon doesn't go to 8K, so you'd probably see the difference there, too.

Great analysis all around by a lot of folks.  Thanks to Rick for posting the comparison.

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