DuckShots: I have L lenses. Will they be sharper? I love all of them. Will they be less sharp? Cannot spend more on glass. Don't have the money for a medium format or a Leica. Is this the camera of my present dreams?
"At 100%" is not particularly relevant for many people though - even though many (including yourself it would seem) don't understand this. At normalised image output sizes, you'll NEVER be worse off, but usually better off.
Pixel peeping is not the best way to judge FINAL IMAGES unless you view your final images at 1:1 magnification. And there would be VERY FEW who would do this with a 50MP image!
Those that NEED to and do will use the best glass possible.The rest will almost always benefit from the increased resolution, even if their glass not the very best quality (providing their technique is capable).
Thanks Adrian. :-)
Unsurprisingly, I agree with you. ;-)
Oh well, it's just for fun and these challenges are hit and miss at best.
But thanks for the vote of confidence. Appreciated.
“If we require some kind of sign, or "proof," for our belief in God, then we believe, or place our tust, not in God but in the sign or proof.” ― Robert L. Short, The Gospel According to Peanuts
" The conclusions one draws are personal, but the opportunity to capture some of these wonders in images seems a worthy challenge for any photographer."
Yep, no doubt the world is a wonderful place! That is for sure! Unfortunately, in this challenge, the "conclusion one draws" from this has already been fixed by the subject of the challenge.
I'd rather, as you say, have people draw their own conclusions from my images. Not have them already pre-defined.
I'd have thought a better title for exactly the same challenge would have been ... "The wonderful world around us", or such.
And the next challenge shall be ..."Unicorns in the wild"
Think I'll skip on the "Overwhelming proof of something that is not provable" challenge personally. It'll be easier to find a unicorn methinks. :-)
"Interesting to see that even with the penalty of the translucent mirror the A77 wipes the floor with the APS-C competition"