02-16-2019, 10:35 AM
(02-16-2019, 06:49 AM)davidmanze Wrote: It makes sense what you say about sensor changes wim,........... but where is your information coming from?Hi David,
There are some interviews with Canon engineers floating around on the internet, amongst others on the RP. I can't remember exactly where, probably DPR and IR (who often have very intersting interviews with OEM engineers and managers). I do not store links to those generally, just way too busy with work etc., otherwise I'd put those up here. There was also some other very long interview I read probably about a month ago or so, but I can;t remember at all where I saw that.
There is also another thing: people on the internet often present Canon sensors as the worst sensors available for cameras, but they are very good regardless. Maybe not classleading according to soem testers, but there is a general difference in approach to dealign with noise reducxtion vis-avis Canon and the rest. Canon does very little wrt noise reduction when it comes to RAW-files, basically meaning that if you'd want, you can still extract real detail from those files, by careful PP yourself. The others actually do use specific algorithms to get rid of a lot fo noise even in RAW, basically in such a way that they score highly in the S/N ratio department, even if that is at least a little artificial. It means, however, that you loose real detail as well, which essentially is impossible to prevent with that approach (remember Sony's loss of stars in night shots?).
Besides, unless doing HDR type shots, I reckon you do not need extreme high DR. Based on my film (analog) experience, I reckon 12 stops is already quite OTT, and if you expose correctly, you don't really need more IMO (yeah, I know, controversial opinion ).
Other than that, I really do like the way the combo of Canon sensors, lenses and their processing work. I really do like their rendering better than any other combination. Olympus, BTW, renders very similarly, which is why I like them as well. Personal preference, of course, and probably not to everybody's taste, but that's fine .
HTH, kind regards, Wim
Gear: Canon EOS R with 3 primes and 1 zoom, 4 EF-R adapters, Canon EOS 5 (analog), 9 Canon EF primes, a lone Canon EF zoom, 2 extenders, 2 converters, tubes; Olympus OM-D 1 Mk II & Pen F with 12 primes, 6 zooms, 3 Metabones EF-MFT adapters, and a PhaseOne DF, P45+ back, SK 80 F/2.8 LS, 3 Mamiya lenses ...