Quattro smooth and crispy control vs. Merrill look?

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TN Args
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Re: Quattro smooth and crispy control vs. Merrill look?

chankosuto wrote:

Thanks for posting the links, very helpful, appreciated it. I've read some of your past comments and it seems like Merrill does sometimes renders inaccurately,would that be a fair assessment?

I would rather not pass a big overall judgement on Merrill in terms of 'render'. I have never owned one. IMO some people think of 'render' in highly subjective terms, so I avoid it.

I have made a post comparing Merrill raw output with DPR's benchmark camera and with the Quattro H sensor, at high magnification, link . You might have been thinking of that in relation to my comments about Merrill. Some of my comments there were by way of disproof to other posts claiming the Merrill has "way more detail". Sticking to technical descriptors, I would say the Quattro H wins on resolution, detail, realistic microcontrast, and colour, by being more like the medium format reference in that comparison.

I know you literally asked "Quattro + Detail Slider = Merrill?", and on that question, I would say no, it does not simulate the exaggerated microcontrast of the Merrill very closely at all. Also, it adds a lot of noise that isn't in the Merrill. Which is not to say it is unusable: but I think of it as an Output tool, when you know what the final image size will be and use it sensibly to get the right visual effect at that size.


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