SD1 Merrill vs Nikon D810 revisited

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mike earussi Veteran Member • Posts: 9,139
Re: SD1 Merrill vs Nikon D810 revisited

Scottelly wrote:

mike earussi wrote:

The SD1M looks fine when it's in focus:

SD1M enlarged to match the D810 using Gigapixel

Whatever you did made the SD1 Merrill look superior Mike. Nice work!

I used Gigapixel AI to enlarge the SD1M file instead of Photoshop. The SD1M is a very good camera with excellent sharpness that enlarges very well in Gigapixel but the focus has to be perfect in order to get that sharpness.

The problem is that obtaining that perfect focus requires each lens to be calibrated to the camera which can take a lot of time and patience, more than most who own it are willing to commit to. As such there are a lot of complaints about it not being "good enough" compared to Bayer cameras with a much higher MP count such as the D810. But as you can see from your own comparison that if you nail the focus the Merrill shot can be just as good as the Nikon.

 mike earussi's gear list:mike earussi's gear list
Sigma SD1 Merrill Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art +1 more
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