Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/24

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Subject: Digital M/Digital Rebel was Re: [Leica] Lost Faith in Leica
From: telyt at (Douglas Herr)
Date: Fri Sep 24 10:36:57 2004

Jonathan Borden <> wrote:

> .. Indeed it occurs to me that with a relatively low resolution sensor
> -- perhaps either 35mm film, or moderately low pixel count digital
> people may need to obsess more over the quality of the lens, and
> with a high resolution sensor e.g. 8x10 film or 22 mp etc., the quality
> of the lens becomes less important?

I would think that the surface area of the capture medium, and consequent 
degree of enlargement for same-size prints, will play more of a role in the 
how important lens quality is (meaning in this case only resolution) than 
the pixel count.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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