Are we approaching maximum image quality ?

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Are we approaching maximum image quality ?
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I'm always acting (feeling) like maximum image quality is all that matters. But in reality, most of the mid level or higher DSLR and ML cameras already have fantastic IQ. In fact, I think "under good lighting conditions" most of those mid-level cameras and above, would be very hard, if not impossible to tell apart, judging only by the photos taken with them.

I totally understand why some cameras are better at shooting fast moving subjects, or in lower light, or how some cameras have more dynamic range, or make more MP's. But personally speaking, most of that stuff never matters to me anyway, seeing as I always use a tripod, always bracket for as much DR as I need, and often stitch for as many MP's as I want....

I guess what I'm wondering is, how much, if any difference might I see in my finished products, if I had a D850 (IMPO, the best DSLR on the market today).... or a $50K MF Hasselblad.... vs. my old dinosuar Canon 6D (using it in the ways that I do) ?

PS, Kind of like, if they were to come out with a music format that were 100 X's cleaner than 320mb FLAC files.... I mean hey, that's great, but my ears are not good enough to hear the difference anyway...

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