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

Started Jul 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Rick Knepper
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Re: Scaling images with BiCubic
In reply to elliotn, Jul 22, 2013

elliotn wrote:

Rick Knepper wrote:

We keep characterizing an 1800x1200 image as small. This size image, viewed on my monitor, is like holding up a 13x19 paper print 18" away or closer. That's really quite large enough to see these "minute" differences quite readily.

'Small' as in small amount of data. Whilst the image on your screen is the same size as a 13x19 print, it is missing most of the print's detail.

But not all of the detail as you are trying to imply. You don't think I haven't compared a print to an electronic image?

These expensive high megapixel cameras are total overkill for your stated application.

You've taken this out of context without addressing the reasoning that led to the conclusion.

I want to help you. Check out this wensite:

http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/

It'll help you in the future to debate on the actual merits of an argument.

A better way to phrase the statement in question is through your own experience such as:

"These expensive high megapixel cameras are a total overkill for me because I just don't see the difference and don't care about the difference."

Stating a falsehood as fact won't cut it here.

Data/detail really does get thrown away when you downsample an image.

This is absolutely correct but what good does restating what I have already stated as far back as the OP do for your point? You are playing out a scenario in your head that isn't making its way onto paper/screen.

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