if you had a digital camera with flawless clarity /detail/dynamic range would you be happy ?

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TRIODEROB
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if you had a digital camera with flawless clarity /detail/dynamic range would you be happy ?
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lets say they came out with a camera that had perfect clarity and dynamic range

and unlimited detail - would you be happy.

or let me reword this - you know how these above elements are getting better with time

lets fast forward this and imagine what could be produced 450 years from now.

is that what you want ?

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We already have two, or close enough.  Dynamic range is always subject to what you can display it on.

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lets say they came out with a camera that had perfect clarity and dynamic range

and unlimited detail - would you be happy.

I would certainly be happy with the camera, providing I could afford it I wonder how easy it would be to view that perfect dynamic range with today's technology

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Of course, until the new improved model came out 

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Strange question.

Of course I'd be happy, as would any sane photographer.

But I am also happy now, as I was happy in 1999 and 2003 and 2007 and 2009 and 2012 and 2013 when I made upgrades to all my cameras; and not all those were due to IQ reasons.

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TRIODEROB wrote:

lets say they came out with a camera that had perfect clarity and dynamic range

and unlimited detail - would you be happy.

or let me reword this - you know how these above elements are getting better with time

lets fast forward this and imagine what could be produced 450 years from now.

is that what you want ?

The ones who would be happy, are already happy with what they have now.

The ones you see on here complaining daily would not.

A better camera will never cure laziness, inability or pessimism.

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TRIODEROB wrote:

lets say they came out with a camera that had perfect clarity and dynamic range

and unlimited detail - would you be happy.

or let me reword this - you know how these above elements are getting better with time

lets fast forward this and imagine what could be produced 450 years from now.

is that what you want ?

That depends. Does it have a mirror?

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Since the equipment I have now allows me to make pleasing, marketable images,I'll wait for the Mk II version.

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I would add one thing - an option to prevent people from posting really stupid posts on WEB sites.  Yours might take the prize - that is until a new prize winner came along.

Is there any point at all to your post?

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TRIODEROB wrote:

lets say they came out with a camera that had perfect clarity and dynamic range

and unlimited detail - would you be happy.

or let me reword this - you know how these above elements are getting better with time

lets fast forward this and imagine what could be produced 450 years from now.

is that what you want ?

As opposed to...?

Your comment reminds me of that joke about God making a boulder not even He could lift -- in that it superficially appears to make sense, right until you try to parse it beyond the most basics of grammar. Because surely no one with half a mind would ask whether one would be happy with the dynamic range of a camera with perfect dynamic range, or whether one would be content with the detail retention of a camera with "unlimited" detail, were such a thing allowed by the laws of Physics.

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I would add one thing - an option to prevent people from posting really stupid posts on WEB sites. Yours might take the prize - that is until a new prize winner came along.

Is there any point at all to your post?

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bite me

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I want a camera that can 3D print little dioramas in perfect 1:87 HO gauge. Imagine the model train sets we could have.

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Draek wrote:

TRIODEROB wrote:

lets say they came out with a camera that had perfect clarity and dynamic range

and unlimited detail - would you be happy.

or let me reword this - you know how these above elements are getting better with time

lets fast forward this and imagine what could be produced 450 years from now.

is that what you want ?

As opposed to...?

Your comment reminds me of that joke about God making a boulder not even He could lift -- in that it superficially appears to make sense, right until you try to parse it beyond the most basics of grammar. Because surely no one with half a mind would ask whether one would be happy with the dynamic range of a camera with perfect dynamic range, or whether one would be content with the detail retention of a camera with "unlimited" detail, were such a thing allowed by the laws of Physics.

I think what he's saying is those three things don't make photography what it is. Photography is subject matter, composition, lighting, texture, color etc. and sometimes our pursuit of technological excellence makes us forget those things. I think you can already see people rebelling against high-end digital photography through the lo-fi digital and film movements, although high-end camera and camera technologies are and will always be extremely important.

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Super16mman wrote:

Draek wrote:

As opposed to...?

Your comment reminds me of.....(snip)

I think what he's saying is those three things don't make photography what it is. Photography is subject matter, composition, lighting, texture, color etc. and sometimes our pursuit of technological excellence makes us forget those things. I think you can already see people rebelling against high-end digital photography through the lo-fi digital and film movements, although high-end camera and camera technologies are and will always be extremely important.

I think people forget there was a time when film was the new technology. Then digital. It just happens to be something else every so often. Don't forget though, without the people who insist we move forward, nobody would have any of this. If we were all fine with what we already have, we would still be using chalk on cave walls.

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lets say they came out with a camera that had perfect clarity and dynamic range

and unlimited detail - would you be happy.

Sure - if you give me an exclusive on it for 5-10 years.

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Depends how it handles.

I'd of course love to have a camera with such image qualities, but 97% of the time, I'm not dissatisfied with the images my camera is capable of now.

I'd want the new camera to handle at least as well as the camera I have now and be almost no bigger as I travel a lot with it. If it didn't meet those requirements, I imagine would be less happy than I am now even with the improvement in image quality. I'd probably love the images though, esp. landscapes and tight crops of distant animals.

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Don´t have real use for it. 20+Mpx FF DSLR would be enaugh. Don´t want more sensor performance. I have different needs (for different aspects of cam).

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TRIODEROB wrote:

lets say they came out with a camera that had perfect clarity and dynamic range

and unlimited detail - would you be happy.

or let me reword this - you know how these above elements are getting better with time

lets fast forward this and imagine what could be produced 450 years from now.

is that what you want ?

No, because it won't accept my existing lenses.

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Draek wrote:

TRIODEROB wrote:

lets say they came out with a camera that had perfect clarity and dynamic range

and unlimited detail - would you be happy.

or let me reword this - you know how these above elements are getting better with time

lets fast forward this and imagine what could be produced 450 years from now.

is that what you want ?

As opposed to...?

Your comment reminds me of that joke about God making a boulder not even He could lift -- in that it superficially appears to make sense, right until you try to parse it beyond the most basics of grammar. Because surely no one with half a mind would ask whether one would be happy with the dynamic range of a camera with perfect dynamic range, or whether one would be content with the detail retention of a camera with "unlimited" detail, were such a thing allowed by the laws of Physics.

I think what he's saying is those three things don't make photography what it is. Photography is subject matter, composition, lighting, texture, color etc. and sometimes our pursuit of technological excellence makes us forget those things. I think you can already see people rebelling against high-end digital photography through the lo-fi digital and film movements, although high-end camera and camera technologies are and will always be extremely important.

Bingo-

I was looking at the newest high rez camera over the weekend - such as the D880E.

I was thinking about what a great camera it is - then it dawned on me that the photos I like the most are not the ultra clear pristine perfect ones but the moody atmospheric dream like images. so what would the 800E really get me ?

just like the most perfect lens that could ever be produced might not really give you the look you want

maybe ultra fast focus is the most important thing...................

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