Do you think the image of SD14(SD15/DP1/2) is cleaner than that of SD1m(DP1m/2m) ?

Started Jan 12, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Yes

Roland Karlsson wrote:

Raist3d wrote:

Interesting take. Do you have a a particular link that explains this design choice? Thanks Roland.


I only have two "evidences" for this.

  1. The previous sensor was totally cr@p at tungsten. And looking at the raw data, the blue layer was almost empty, only noise. I have not heard about any complaints about tungsten performance for the Merrill sensor.
  2. The RAW data in the Merrill cameras has a strong blue tint, where the RAW data from the previous cameras was brownish. Note that the Merrill cameras dont have any AFE, so the bluish tint probably is a real artefact, and not due to some amplification.

I would love to see the DP2M put through tungsten next to a DP2 as a curiosity for this. But to be honest if that's what happened, I think I rather have better splotch-free daylight performance.

I wonder why they removed the AFE or why they thought the AFE would be better to begin with (or maybe it is- I never quite understood that- except that it seemed to band).

Anyhow, really hoping SPP monochrome allows good B&W into the high iso.

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