Thoughts after moving to a 5K display

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Thoughts after moving to a 5K display
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Got a new 27" iMac recently. The 5K screen is a joy to behold. At about 218ppi, it is literally print quality. I imagine 4K displays are similar.

However I've noticed that several of the so-called "issues" that I used to worry about when unrealistically viewing at 100% on an HD screen (1920 x 1080 on a 21.5" iMac = about 100ppi) simply are no longer visible. Subtle differences in sharpness, noise, halos... just gone. Comparison images I used to take with my DP2M, SDQH, and other cameras (5D3, 5DSR, 5D4, X100S) now show little or often zero advantage for the Sigma. I think this is a great sanity check for pixel peepers. In many cases we've been wringing our hands over nothing this whole time.  Thoughts?

Just for fun here's a 5K sized image:

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