alpshiker

alpshiker

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On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2304 comments in total)
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alpshiker: IMHO, the long awaited upgrade for the 1Ds3 is proving most disappointing by the numbers! We have not seen many pictures yet, but enough to understand that the 5Ds/R are NOT an alternative for a medium format style camera (the Nikon D810 is). This of course is due to the presence of the AA filter on both cameras, with effect cancelled on the 5DsR. That optical device eats up some of the clarity and the tone precision which are the trade mark of medium format backs and are only achievable with a sensor with no AA filter on, in an extent that cancels the gain in MP. (…)

Well, the 1Ds series used to be Canon's flagship cameras, with regard to image quality. The 5D's II and III were essentially functionality oriented upgrades, but sensor-wise, we haven't seen anything significant since 2007. That's what I meant by 5Ds being the next upgrade. I gather from Canon's statements relayed over the Web that there should be other iterations of the 5Ds, which makes me think that hopefully one of them will be specifically targeting applications where maximized clarity and acutance are sought, such as for landscape photography. But this will probably take another year or two, which as a faithful Canon user really pushes my patience beyond what is reasonable.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 12:51 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2304 comments in total)

IMHO, the long awaited upgrade for the 1Ds3 is proving most disappointing by the numbers! We have not seen many pictures yet, but enough to understand that the 5Ds/R are NOT an alternative for a medium format style camera (the Nikon D810 is). This of course is due to the presence of the AA filter on both cameras, with effect cancelled on the 5DsR. That optical device eats up some of the clarity and the tone precision which are the trade mark of medium format backs and are only achievable with a sensor with no AA filter on, in an extent that cancels the gain in MP. (…)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 22:43 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2304 comments in total)

(…) Will the 50 MP be useless? They will certainly be precious when it comes to re-framing and cropping into images. Those cameras will be awesome tools for wedding photography for instance, and even some portraiture style, every aspects where a soft and very subtle haloing effect is a welcome feature. But for landscape or architectural photography, both miss the point. How many years will we have to still wait for a mature, well thought, non AA filtered 50 MP Canon camera? Nikon learned the lesson well and developed the D810 with no AA filter as a successor for the D800/E.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 22:43 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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