Crop Factor, Low Light and Aperture with m4/3 lenses?

Started Jun 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
Anders W Forum Pro • Posts: 21,468
Re: A picture is worth...

Just another Canon shooter wrote:

Anders W wrote:

Nice spin. Now, show me how the m43 cameras compare.

Neither necessary nor possible. I don't how comparable test shots suitable for the purpose. A DR difference is a DR difference. And my example shows what such differences imply. Simple as that.

"Your examples" show what 4x the difference can imply. Simple as that.

Exactly. So feel free to detract three quarters of the difference.

We had a poll here recently where two anonymous images were pitted against each other. One had a one stop advantage for SNR at 18 percent and the other had a one stop advantage for DR, but the poll participants didn't know anything about that in advance. The question asked was:

Which picture has higher image quality as far as noise is concerned?

What do you think the verdict of the poll participants was?

Noise can't be "blurred". It's not affected by the optical resolution. The E-M1 shows less noise.

Of course it can, it is called NR,

NR blurs the detail. It reduces the noise.

which can be done after the demosaicing, or incorporated in the demoasicing algorithm. Shot noise is of Poisson type, even on a Bayer sensor. If we make it B&W for simplicity, it has a well defined structure and spectrum. Missing high frequencies with the low frequencies present is an evidence of blurring, or NR, or call it whatever you want.

So are you saying that ACR secretly applies more NR to the E-M1 than to the other cameras although the NR sliders are set to zero in all cases?

Go to ISO 100. The deep blue square has more blurred borders compared to the others. Look at the 6D crop - no such thing.

The borders are a matter of resolution. Note what I already said about the E-M1 shot not being appropriate for judging resolution.

Resolution magically changes from one color to another?

It does not need to do that in order to blur the border.

It is not impossible and it might be lens related, in principle, but combined with the predominantly low frequency noise in the deep blues is a very strong evidence of selective NR for that color.

See my question above?

Lens aberrations cannot change the structure of the noise of a uniform target.

Right. That's one thing I had in mind when I said noise can't be blurred.

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