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

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jdu_sg Regular Member • Posts: 204
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 ?

There certainly is a difference from 2010 to now, but that's mostly down to the chip technology, not specific to MFT. You would have had similiar performance from most of the digi cams of the era.

Using my G1, the auto exposure (jpeg) programs weren't always making optimal changes, and I found that I needed to go to raw to get the image I thought I was taking.

The biggest limitation I (personally) came across was dynamic range; if the original wasn't close to the right exposure, there wasn't a lot of latitude.

When you say "SLR of 15 years ago" do you mean something like the E500 (DSLR), not film.

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