Interesting article on DxO about 5D III and D800 resolving power

Started Apr 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
John Sheehy Forum Pro • Posts: 20,081
Re: Interesting article on DxO about 5D III and D800 resolving power

technic wrote:

David Hull wrote:

But did you really need DxO to tell you this? I doubt it. The thing that I find surprising is how many people seem to be surprised to figure out that if you want to get the most out of a good imaging system, you have to use a good lens.

yes, plus the best technique (optimal settings, AF calibration, chosing best photo conditions etc.) - which may be even more of a limiting factor on average, and something DXO can tell us very little about ...

It's amazing how so many people evaluate the value of pixel count or OLPFs based on the lowest common denominators.  In another thread in a Nikon Forum, someone offered proof that the D7100 has no "false detail" due to the lack of an AA filter, by showing a shot of an owl's face at 1/200 with 700mm including a TC, with possible twitching of the owl and/or a breeze, to which I asked what would happen with the new Sigma 35mm/1.4 at f/2 and 1/4000 shooting city skylines with repeating architectural patterns.

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