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Re: E3/D300 comparison

Originally Posted by ianc View Post
Found this interesting thread on DP Review. It shows just how good the E3 is.

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I think it's a shame he has used f/11 as diffraction softening will be affecting both images at this aperture and the E-3 will be affected slightly more because its sensor size is smaller. The optimum aperture for resolution on the E-3 would be be between f/5.6 and f/8, and the D300 would be around f/8.

I haven't yet used a D300, but the E-3 does compare very favourably with the Sony Alpha A700 and Canon EOS-40D in my hands. I feel the E-3 controls chroma noise extremely well, though there is more luminance noise. But as many photographers know, luminance noise is sometimes beneficial and if you don't want it, it's easily filtered out - much more easily than chroma noise, which has no positive benefit at all.

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