a7RIV eats stars

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JimKasson
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Re: Is the lead buried after all?

thiefofpresence wrote:

JimKasson wrote:

And it starts sooner than the a7RIII.

My question is this, is the (buried) lead that despite more resolution, don't expect more un-eaten stars than A7R3? That would be a disappointing result for enthusiast astro-photographers lusting for the higher resolution sensor and thinking they will see their money in the more star-endowed images.

It would also be nice if the cutoff could be expressed in star magnitude.

That would depend on the aperture and quality of the prime lens, and on how well it was focused.

What magnitude does the squelch of "star-eating" kick in? For some really small magnitudes, one would imagine the enthiusiast would say - oh well - enough for me (unlike the professionals who as others have pointed out would invest in gear that worked at fainter magnitudes.

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