Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/10/22

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Subject: [Leica] Theoretical mp limit?
From: lew1716 at (Lew Schwartz)
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:28:15 -0400
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Yes. The 24x36 sensor limit is imposed by our investment in glass as
opposed to sensor technology.

-Lew Schwartz
On Oct 22, 2013 3:07 PM, "John McMaster" <john at> wrote:

> I think there will be a limit on what is useful to fit on a 24mm x 36mm
> sensor. 36MP already means that diffraction starts about f9, lenses need to
> be very good (why Zeiss and Nikon are releasing new more expensive lenses)
> and technique needs to be very good to get the best out. I have seen a
> couple of people claim that the 24MP M and Sony RX1 give better (sharper?)
> results than the D800E.
> Finally who needs more MP on a 'small' sensor? 24MP upwards will make a
> decent sized print, if you are often making very large prints then, as in
> the film days, a larger sensor will be the way to go....
> john
> > -----Original Message-----
> >
> > Anyone know if there's a limit to the mp count for a full frame sensor?
> 36
> > for the new A7R is very impressive. Are there any gotcha's re image
> quality
> > vs count, ie is there a count above which quality won't improve?
> >
> > -Lew Schwartz
> >
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