the early versions of micro m43 ......... not that great ?

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George1958 Senior Member • Posts: 1,446
Re: the early versions of micro m43 ......... not that great ?

Mr Giggles wrote:

I remember using an early version of the GH series and being really underwhelmed by the image quality.

there was a really boring rending to the images which reminded me of the Oly SLR cameras from 15 years ago ...... which I hated

I had sworn off m43 and then I got an unbelievable deal on a G9

I was started by the difference in quality .... while not quite up to FF it was fine for smaller prints up to 16 x 20 which is what I print anyway

now here is the thing

I could have been wrong

maybe the editing software was not optimal and to be honest I forget which RAW editing software I even used ..... I always shoot raw so I know I was not seeing in camera JPEGS

so I am curious what you guys think - who have being using M43 forever

was the image quality ok for you ?

did you discover a special raw editor which brought quality similar to the modern M43 ?

The problems always start when you move away from the content of an image and start discussing the attributes of a given digital file. I think most would agree that the most important element of an image is the content. That is after all what people look at. 
Image quality as frequently discussed in terms of noise or DR, etc was rarely an issue for early  M4/3. Where there are issues of noise etc, most often these were down to exposure problems or very difficult lighting.

use an older M4/3 camera with more recent lenses and nail the exposure, you will be pleasantly surprised and rewarded

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