OMD with more MP?

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Re: feasible within noise constraints - FUD ...
In reply to Anders W, 7 months ago

How noisy a 4/3 sensor is? Do some maths, there isn't much in it and the razor sharp lenses more than make up for it. Granted there's
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Tell me again what FMF (full MARKETING frame) gives you for the money, size, weight? Your Chiropractor and credit card provider probably LIKE this massive heavy gear, your wallet and back may differ.
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I LIKED my Mamiya "full Frame" RB-67 too, it killed the very best 35mm miniature format back for IQ in the day (but at a size/weight/cost penalty).
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THEN there are the lenses that MORE than equalise .. here ..
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Compare the huge, heavy, expensive (but yes a stop faster) Canon 85/1.2 with the Zuiko 45mm/1.8 at apertures the ZD can do which the Z can't manage (compare the Panny if you need 1.2 speed or wait for the f0.85 lens coming out ).
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Back on earth, taking actual pictures, the Canon lens has trouble besting the 1/5th the size (by volume), 1/9th the weight and 1/5 the cost Zuiko for sharpness at any aperture other than f2.8 where it's a tad ahead.  The Canon 1.8 is MUCH worse  than the 1.2.
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This "blur units" test is harder on smaller sensors.  The "blur units" (pixels) are smaller for smaller sensors, so MFT lenses have to be BETTER to produce equal numbers to FMF.  Twice as good in fact (with similar pixel count).

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Even with that disadvantage, the Zuiko generally walks all over the almost mythically "revered" lens EXCEPT where you want the ears of a portrait subject to completely disappear or some other "bragging rights" soft focus effect.
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That giant, costly lens has a reasonably OK sharpness sweet spot of about 1/20th the image area at f1.2 - not much.
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Well designed gear performs better for longer than well marketed gear.
Odd that people complain a lens is not sharp enough,
and then proceed to make pics where 95% of the pic is OOF .. same for noise complaints
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