15mp = empty magnification

Started Oct 3, 2008 | Discussions thread
liquidstone
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Re: 15mp = empty magnification

Bob Blount wrote:

And what is the basis for this overt statement? I guess those buying
the new 5D MK II are really dumb since they are using the same lens
as I do with my 50D. You did say the lens resolution makes anything
over 12 MP useless? One what planet?

Bob, it's the size of the pixels that matters, not the quantity. You can have a 1 terapixel camera on a 1 sq. km. sensor, and the 18-55 kit lens (scaled up to enlarge the image circle) will be more than sharp enough. The 5D2 has larger pixels than the 40D, which in turn has larger pixels than the 50D.

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