Fast sensors have made fast lenses obsolete Locked

Started Jul 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Fast sensors have made fast lenses obsolete

OK, here's a test which I just conducted, but needs more refinement.

1- Nice new E-PM2 12 mp last-generation camera with excellent 20mm f1.7 lens


2- NEX-5R 16 mp camera with larger APS-C sensor and crappy NEX 16mm f2.8 lens

Which produces the finer detail, higher IQ?

To my surprise it was #2, by a long shot. The sensor is more important than the lens.

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