Poll: D800E vs. 5D mk III w/ Zeiss 2/35mm ZF

Started Jul 10, 2013 | Polls thread
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Diffraction?

As we know from the DPReview comparison between D800 and D800E a difference in rendered detail between them is only noticable until f/5.6, so making this comparison @ f/8 means you're left with a little less detail for the D800 then would be possible. Of course, if you need to shoot @ f/8 that's that but f/5.6 would have been sufficient for this image IMO.

I made my own comparison from the RAW files. Loaded them into ACR where I upscaled the 5D image to 6144 wide (maximum) and opened the D800 natively @ 7360. I used all standard settings except sharpening which I set to 0.

Then upscaled the 5D image to 7360 using Bicubic Smoother (best for enlargement) and applied the same amount of sharpening to both. Here's the result @ 200% for real pixel peeping:

To my eyes there's a significant difference in detail, especially for those that choose the D800E over the D800.

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