« on: October 09, 2014, 06:45:56 PM »
Canon does need to improve it's IQ and DR..... but then again, so does Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Fuji, Hasselbad, Red ....... and with any of these you can safely say that the current crop of cameras is better than those from 5 years ago, and the ones that will be out in 5 years will be better than todays.... and with none of crop or FF cameras is it the major limitation....Yep... I think you hit it right on the head. What generally fires me up on these things is some goofball making a statement like "Canon needs to improve their IQ" as if there were a problem with Canon IQ in some general sense. If there were any truth in that statement at all it would be evident in every image out there, which it clearly is not. I really doubt that any one could distinguish which images were shot by which system given that they were well produced and presented in a proper blind test.You don't see those who care about the issue running around trying to subtly or not so subtly hint that the pics of those who don't care all stink do you?
Of course you see that, constantly and in no way subtly. Not in a personal way, as in 'your photos stink'. But, if Canon sensors have "poor IQ", deliver "sub-par/unacceptable IQ", and/or just plain "suck" (all of which are quotes from 'those who care about the issue'), that's tantamount to saying pictures taken by those using Canon dSLRs are poor, sub-par, or just plain suck. Has it really not occurred to you that statements like 'Canon sensors deliver poor IQ' are a slam on the images of anyone using them, and how some people might just find that a little wee bit offensive?
Most of this DR stuff (not all of it but a great deal of it) is nothing more than hype.
Lens choice has more effect on IQ than sensor choice....