01-08-2017, 03:05 PM
Quote:I just got myself a 32" 4K monitor - that is 8mp - and its awesome sharp at standard viewing distances.And by the monitor .
That is my personal use case for private photos.
Dell just released an 8K monitor (5000US$) - surely impressive but can you really spot the difference between 4K and 8K at normal distances ?
The print use case is viable, of course, but how often are you really printing THAT big to see a difference between MFT and FF.
Much of the dynamic range differences is also eaten by the printer.
Prints only have a DR of 5 or 6 stops max, depending on the paper used.
In principle this means we're back to some form of the Zone System, for optimal results, but then, that is what I have been doing for my personal photography as long as I can remember anyway .
BTW, I have a 28" 4K monitor, but it is no good for normal use to me - I use 2 monitors, which means that icons etc. just get too small on the 4K one. Need to get another I guess; currently back to 2 X 24" .
I think you can spot the difference, basically because of smoother transitions, if indeed your images are of the correct solution. It really is teh same with a 5Ds or 5DsR vs a 5D Mk III - the transitions in the images are just a lot better.
But you have to enlarge fairly high in order to see that .
Kind regards, Wim
Gear: Canon EOS R with 3 primes and 2 zooms, 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, and 3 Metabones EF-MFT adapters ....