Food for thought - FF vs M4/3's cost

Started Mar 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP papillon_65 Forum Pro • Posts: 27,030
Tried a full size raw file at base ISO

JamieTux wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

DarkShift wrote:

Tempted huh?

Actually many photographers that already have FF cameras have bought OMD as secondary kit for personal or even professional use. The size vs. performance ratio of OMD with fe. Zuiko 45/1.8 is excellent.

5D2 wins in resolution and better high ISO noise, but loses to OMD in low ISO shadow noise and dynamic range (2/3 EV with low ISO in DxOmark screen mode). Also OM-D's sensor has better IQ than Canon's APS sensors according to DxOMark.

I'm having a hard time believing that the 5dII has worse shadow noise performance at low ISO's than the OMD, but I'll find out (I'm aware of some banding). The dynamic range is slightly better at base ISO but not once you start climbing and there are other IQ parameters where the Canon wins. Ultimately it's a bigger sensor, and whilst not state of the art, I'd expect it to be better, and overall it is.

The 5dII really does have much worse shadow noise performance at low ISOs - that's just the way it is, unless it happens to be your family tartan that it's adding
It's easy to avoid though (don't lift shadows and exposure in lightroom) but it's what stops the 5D2 sensor from having great useable dynamic range.

and I have to say I don't see any issues with noise at all and I pushed it all the way. Granted it wasn't massively underexposed to start with but I'm not in the habit of doing that with any camera. At ISO 100 those files will definitely take a pounding, 100% shadow push in LR4 didn't introduce any noise at all, even in dark areas, it's pretty much what I expected. Anybody who's going to tell me there isn't a difference in resolution compared to the OMD obviously needs a trip to specsaversĀ 

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