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Registered: ‎04-24-2018

5DS-R sharpness

I just got the 5DSR last week.  I had been using a 70D previously until it broke and then a Nikon 800D for a little while.  I was excited when I got the new camera.  I really love it, but am a little disappointed with the clarity of the pictures.  I was expecting to have much clearer pictures especially compared to the 70D.  I have taken similar pictures with the 5DSR with the same lens as what I did with the 70D and I do not see a significant different in image quality when blowing up the images.  I expected to see a much clearer image with the 5DSR.  Am I doing something wrong?  I am shooting in RAW and the highest setting.  Any thoughts?

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Re: 5DS-R sharpness


@acdaphawrote:

I just got the 5DSR last week.  I had been using a 70D previously until it broke and then a Nikon 800D for a little while.  I was excited when I got the new camera.  I really love it, but am a little disappointed with the clarity of the pictures.  I was expecting to have much clearer pictures especially compared to the 70D.  I have taken similar pictures with the 5DSR with the same lens as what I did with the 70D and I do not see a significant different in image quality when blowing up the images.  I expected to see a much clearer image with the 5DSR.  Am I doing something wrong?  I am shooting in RAW and the highest setting.  Any thoughts?


I wouldn't necessarily expect either of the 5DSes to provide visibly better image quality in a side-by-side comparison. To me, the only justification for a 5DS is to make larger prints without losing too much resolution. If you don't have to do that, get a 5D3 or a 5D4.

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@acdaphawrote:

I just got the 5DSR last week.  I had been using a 70D previously until it broke and then a Nikon 800D for a little while.  I was excited when I got the new camera.  I really love it, but am a little disappointed with the clarity of the pictures.  I was expecting to have much clearer pictures especially compared to the 70D.  I have taken similar pictures with the 5DSR with the same lens as what I did with the 70D and I do not see a significant different in image quality when blowing up the images.  I expected to see a much clearer image with the 5DSR.  Am I doing something wrong?  I am shooting in RAW and the highest setting.  Any thoughts?


What lens are you using?  Lenses have a resolution limit, too.  By that, I mean using a higher resolution sensor will not yield higher resolution pictures.

 

To get the most out of 5DS bodies you will want to be using the latest releases of Canon lenses.

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Registered: ‎04-24-2018

Re: 5DS-R sharpness

Thank you for the response.  If I will see a difference when printing the images why wouldn't I see a difference on the computer when I blow them up or crop?

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Re: 5DS-R sharpness

I have an EF 70-300 4-5.6 L IS USM (I have had this one for several years) and EF 24-70 4 L IS USM (just bought new with the camera). 

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@acdaphawrote:

Thank you for the response.  If I will see a difference when printing the images why wouldn't I see a difference on the computer when I blow them up or crop?


As you crop the image file, discarding data and stretching what’s left to cover the screen, you should see a photo from the 70d start to look pixelated (blocky) before you’d see the 5ds do that.  Make it fair though and compare apples and apples; compare an X % crop to an X% crop, and not cropping the full frame image more to make up for the in-camera image circle cropping/field of view restricting done by the crop camera. 

 

An unsharp look due to pixelation is different from an unsharp look due to the resolving limits of the lens. The big MP camera can’t help with the latter. 

Scott

Canon 5d mk 4, Canon 6D, EF 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS mk2; EF 16-35 f/2.8 L mk. III; Sigma 35mm f/1.4 "Art" EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; EF 85mm f/1.8; EF 1.4x extender mk. 3; EF 24-105 f/4 L; EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS; 3x Phottix Mitros+ speedlites

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Re: 5DS-R sharpness


@acdaphawrote:

I have an EF 70-300 4-5.6 L IS USM (I have had this one for several years) and EF 24-70 4 L IS USM (just bought new with the camera). 


Great lenses, for sure.  I am not sure whether or not they can fully realize the potential of the 50MP sensor, though.  

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Registered: ‎09-13-2014

Re: 5DS-R sharpness

I have the 5DsR, and for the record, it requires the best lens to take advantage of the megapixels, and I will also state from experience it takes time to acclimate to the camera, 90% of my utilization is on a tripod, and landscape is my favorite subject.
I have taken some remarkable photos, and they look different on different monitors, I have a 27" 5K and there is no comparison as to clarity on a standard resolution monitor.
My advice is pay particular attention to focal points, narrow down the number for tack sharp on primary subject.
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Re: 5DS-R sharpness

Thank you for your input.  It makes sense what you are saying.  What would be a better lens than what I already have?  Just trying to get the best pictures possible Smiley Happy

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@acdaphawrote:

Thank you for your input.  It makes sense what you are saying.  What would be a better lens than what I already have?  Just trying to get the best pictures possible Smiley Happy


That's a very price-dependent question.  What is your budget?  

 

Also what leases do you want/need?  Do you need to replace what you say you currently have with similar?

 

Scott

Canon 5d mk 4, Canon 6D, EF 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS mk2; EF 16-35 f/2.8 L mk. III; Sigma 35mm f/1.4 "Art" EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; EF 85mm f/1.8; EF 1.4x extender mk. 3; EF 24-105 f/4 L; EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS; 3x Phottix Mitros+ speedlites

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