Whats the visual difference between the $40,000 Hasselblad and Phase One 39 Megapixel back, and the $500 Canon G10? Nothing

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Whats the visual difference between the $40,000 Hasselblad and Phase One 39 Megapixel back, and the $500 Canon G10? Nothing

Camera technology has finally reached a watershed moment, a $500 Canon produces prints indistinguishable by most people from a $40,000 Hasselblad. Talent is now the defining attribute, not money spent.
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In every case no one could reliably tell the difference between 13X19" prints shot with the $40,000 Hasselblad and Phase One 39 Megapixel back, and the new $500 Canon G10. In the end no one got more than 60% right, and overall the split was about 50 / 50, with no clear differentiator. In other words, no better than chance.

In fact it was the H2 system's narrower depth of field that occasionally was the only clear give-away. Some viewers eventually figured out that the prints with the narrower depth of field were from medium format, while other photographers chose the G10 images because with its wider depth of field it created an overall impression of greater sharpness.

Needless to say there was much shaking of heads and muttering. Could this be? Could a $500 digicam equal a $40,000 medium format digital system in image quality, at least in prints up to 13X19" (Super A3)?

From: http://www.luminous-landsca...

More discussion: http://www.reddit.com/r/pho...

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By netchicken: posted on 16-11-2009








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