This is the reason I can't let go of my 5D. The pictures I get out of my 5D even with my ancient 70-210USM and 50/1.8. blow away my NEX and m43.Hey Amin,
Thanks for taking the time to run this comparison.
There is one thing I would like to put out there for consideration. It is not scientific at all, but a confirmed and re-confirmed impression for me.
When I would consider images from my 5D and my GF1 in which DR is important (scenes not dissimilar to that used in your test) I could notice a very real difference.
Give the man a cigar!!!What I appreciate about Amin's original post is that it is important to be aware of the differences, such as they are, and decide if they are important to your end objective. Will they different levels of DR make an impact on what you have in mind? Only you can decide. Of course, there are many other factors to take into account other than DR.
Amin,Another great point. All the Micro 4/3 cameras meet my current high standards for image quality. I can't remember the last time I felt like sensor image quality was an issue with a photo that I otherwise considered to be good.
By the way, if anyone thinks the DR of any MFT camera is inadequate for landscape, here is a good place to start: Panasonic GF-1 Review in the Landscape
Hey - try your 5D with the Canon 50 / 1.4. Gorgeous.This is the reason I can't let go of my 5D. The pictures I get out of my 5D even with my ancient 70-210USM and 50/1.8. blow away my NEX and m43.
But in terms of comparison of NEX to m43 (i.e. APS-C to 43 sensor), I don't find a noticeable enough difference.
Well, similarly, a few days ago I came across a site with some GH2 shots of soccer. They looked great. Now, we all know that M4/3 cannot take action shots...I agree and didn't mean to suggest that anyone here had. I was only saying that if anyone comes across someone who feels that way that the Clapp article was a good place to direct them.
I rarely find myself on that edge, so my K5 is probably going to find itself in the classifieds pretty soon.
It will be interesting to see how long it takes Panasonic to catch up to this latest generation of Sony sensor technology. As you are no doubt aware, the difference between APS-C and 4/3 sensor size isn't all that much, and the predicted DR disparity based on sensor size would be less than half a stop.
Yes, I have to tease! I'm still working on a write up about using the GH2 and K5 side-by-side.Armando, you little tease! The answer is ... (drum roll please ... ) there isn't one!! They are both great cameras and, at the end of the day, there's more to it than alleged IQ. I have found that the LR 'auto tone' facility does wonders for the GH2 shots. I love the ability to change aspect ratio on the GH2. I also prefer the K5 OVF ... I just can't see well through the GH2 in bright light, maybe it's me or maybe there's some setting I haven't found yet.
Regarding sharpness, try cranking up the LR sharpness beyond 25 for the K5 images to say, 60 or so. Any better?
LOL, now the X100 is tempting me ...
Perhaps off-topic, but I've had reasonable results with careful use of a flash to illuminate the interior. Sometimes takes a few tries to get the exposure right though.such as the typical interior when the view out of the window and the interior should both be correctly exposed which is a situation that no camera can handle without major pp
Not off topic at all I would say. Problem is there are many, including myself, who dislike flash and especially built-in camera flash in many situations even though of course it helps enormously to give more even lighting. Probably with an investment in time and money in proper studio lighting equipment, you can get closer to recapturing the feeling of natural light -- this would perhaps be a good thread in itself as I have little experience in this area.Perhaps off-topic, but I've had reasonable results with careful use of a flash to illuminate the interior. Sometimes takes a few tries to get the exposure right though.
Pretty impressive, David. I'll have to try that someday...http://dko22.zenfolio.com/img/v20/p1028006623.jpg
here is a before and after shot example at medium size which should be enough to show that even having to push the shadows even over 5 stops as here, the results with the GH2 at base ISO are still pretty usable unless you're printing large. I remember that my FF results with such a test were better but not dramatically so. Yes, getting an ideal flash setup is the best answer but would the lighting still keep the fresh daylight look?