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Quentin, I agree with you in some levels, and sorry I wasn't more clear- what I found most interesting was the update section. I know what you mean though. With Thom I usually try to filter out the good from the less good, as I think sometimes he does say sound things.A slightly disappointing article, as it is unnecessarily condescending.
I might do the same.I have both the DP1 Merrill and DP2 Merrill (old school?). My plan right now is to get the dp3 quattro ASAP, rounding out my collection. I really love the bold design!
Yup but that resolution for Luminance, not for color. Color resolution is reduced to 1/4th. But the Merrill was never really giving full X3 resolution either due to noise and other issues. Notice those are black and white lines, not red or green.On the resolution of the Quattro sensor:
On the resolution of the Quattro sensor:
I don't think it's fair to judge from the picture of a screenshot of a lens test! They would look pretty stupid if they deliberately gave false information on a test like that and were exposed later when DXO gets their hands on a camera...It's a bit tricky to tell from that slide but to my eyes those resolution figures look a bit dubious. It looks to me like they have been measured from within an aliased region. If you look above the indicated cut off point the chart looks like it has lost the 9 lines. At the point where they chose to measure they seem to have come back but then they disappear after that. Surely the correct point to decide max resolution is at the first point that the nine lines are lost to aliasing?
I could be wrong as this is a picture of a picture but that is what it looks like to me...
49mm on the DP2 Merrill Louis.One question I have is why the lens on the DP2q has grown in size so much. The filter size has gone from 46mm to 58mm. The barrel diameter is (obviously) wider. I wonder what has changed?
It would ruin the camera. The lenses on the DP 's are matched to the sensor and body for maximum resolving ability. The constraints of a mount are all gone. Many/all/most m43 lens designs are needing software corrections and of course m43 can't cover the Foveon sensor size as it stands now. I think you would take a IQ hit if it was tried.The grips are massive.
I look at the picture bellow and I cannot stop thinking how awesome it would be to see a micro 4/3 mount on this body
No, absolutely not.49mm on the DP2 Merrill Louis.
I suspect there has been lens tweaks. Perhaps to better cover the sensor to improve vignetting.