Lens and Sensor Resolution

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Doug Pardee
Doug Pardee Veteran Member • Posts: 9,913
Re: Lens and Sensor Resolution
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John Carson wrote:

I can't find any ready answer on whether the 18-55mm or the 55-200mm is capable of delivering all or most of the benefits of the higher resolution sensor.

A higher-resolution sensor will always give a higher-resolution result. Every part of the imaging chain adds a bit of blur. Reducing the blur from the sensor will reduce the blur in the final image. If you're using a terrible lens (like the plastic Holga lens I've got), the improvement might be a drop in the ocean. But with any decent lens, you should see better resolution.

The question is whether a better lens or a better sensor will give you more value, if you can afford only one.

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