So who was 4/3 originally aimed at?

Started Nov 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
alatchin Senior Member • Posts: 1,055
Re: missing the point

rovingtim wrote:

alatchin wrote:

A 1 stop noise disadvantage is not life threatening, while people keep banging on this f4 business, the truth is the f2 zoom would be side by side an f2.8 zoom.

A bright lens is considered f1.4 in FF. An F4 equivalent lens is simply not bright enough. There are no really bright lenses in 4/3rds.

Yet the challenge here for the f1.4 FF lens is DoF. While you can be creative with very shallow DoF for many purposes of documentation it is simply too shallow.

Sometimes shutter speed and noise is more important than framing.

Often having two people in focus trumps some additional grain. Shutterspeed will be the same for the same ISO and aperture value.

DR is important, colour accuracy is important, noise performance is important (not all to the same people)... But the industry generally feels that product work must be done with the most expensive, high MP kit... But in all seriousness it shouldn't

As a pro, you know that what 'should be' and what 'is' are two different things.

In reality there is what happens here a lot, which is purely academic... Then there is the real world.

As a pro, one must respond to what 'is'.

As a professional one must earn a living taking pictures, pay the bills etc. For the client who wanted the large files I was prepared to rent 2 x D800 for the shoot. It would have cost me a few hundred dollars for the 2 weeks of shooting... Much better than buying them both for $6000 plus lenses etc.

The fact that the project actually didn't require them saved me an additional sum of money, and the client was very happy.

The huge files from the D800s would have meant more back up drives, more cards, longer transfer times from cameras to computers, longer transfer times to my designers, longer processing times etc. All of which dents the bottom line... And that is really the bottom line, not some grain, not a bit of blur.


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