5D3 vs D800E: Diminishing Returns or Reversal of Returns?

Started Jul 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: 5D3 vs D800E: Diminishing Returns or Reversal of Returns?

SubPrime wrote:

aftab wrote:

Here you go, Peter. PN processed, Scenic mode. 100% crops, didn't resize.

Some outline of individual bricks can be seen in D800 file

Yes, which kinda makes a mockery of the DXO claim that the 35 f/2 Zeiss will yield the same resolution on both the 5D3 and D800.

I suspect these differences are more due to AA filter than pixel count. Are these important?

Not really. The D800E will usually require less sharpening, by default.

That would be mainly because of lack of AA filter which can take away up to 30% of contrast. So, in this test it is hard to tell how much of the minimal detail gain is due to higher MP count and how much is due to the lack of AA filter.

As to whether it's important or not, that's in the eye of the beholder, but isn't that what people who buy higher res cameras are after?

Yes, eye of the beer holder. That's why I said, who am I to tell.

But I have a feeling that most people who bought high res camera underestimated the law of diminishing return.

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