How much ff resolution to not be "weak link" with Otus?

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l_d_allan Veteran Member • Posts: 5,093
How much ff resolution to not be "weak link" with Otus?

My understanding is that the very expensive Zeiss 55mm f1.4 Otus is pretty much state-of-the-art for lens quality, including line-pair resolution.

I also have the impression that the Otus has more resolution than even the Nikon D800e with 36mpx can resolve. In that sense, the Nikon sensor is the "weak link".

  • I'm unclear if this is a valid question, but what full frame sensor resolution would "balance" the Otus so that neither was the "weak link"?
  • How about APS-C sensors with 24 mpx and no AA filter? I believe I've read that these sensors present the greatest challenge to the center of premium lenses.
  • Is there some kind of formula that relates optimal sensor resolution to line-pair resolution with a certain MFT definition?
  • How about very good, but not ultra-premium lenses like a Canon 35mm f2 IS prime?
  • How about a very good zoom like the Canon 70-200mm f2.8L II zoom?
  • Is there a way to estimate how much resolution a lens can "feed" from DxoMark lens ratings?
  • Sorry if this question has been asked before.
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