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Actually Thomas, MaxBerlin has backed up this opinion with a multitude of facts. I'll let him show you where those are, but he was actually criticized for providing too much information and graphs that take a PhD to decipher ;-)
Max, not to be harsh or anything, your threads tend to link back to your blog and that's generally not okay here.
As an active user of both Nikon and Sony, my observations are:1- Comments / analysis about the loss of some DR in some conditions due to Sony's 11-7 bit compression are accurate. Leica had a similar scheme.2- The conditions under which these would be noticeable are both specific (high contrast boundary conditions / extreme enlargement / very fine tonality gradation) and tend to the extreme end of lighting conditions.3- Choice of camera to use is usually dictated by other factors (lens choice, subject movement, size weight etc.).The reason I am very critical of Sony on this issue, is that there is no benefit to this trade off. Similar file sizes can be achieved using well known loss less compression techniques without these degradations. Even very slight degradation is a bad idea when nothing positive is achieved on the other side of the trade-off, it is simple incompetence..... H
Considering that consumers (mostly in the 40-75 year old bracket) are the number one group of high end camera buyers today etc. etc.
Apologies if I violated forum rules. The blog is non income producing and is only meant to relay the testing results of the A7r vs the D810. I've tried to be unbiased but the D810 continues to reveal it's greatness in many ways the Sony does not. If I posted 'testing results' in the forum without a link would that be acceptable ? Spraynpray - I tried to reply directly to your message but got an error that it was unallowed.
I did not add that link when I originally posted. Is there a way you can please remove it ?
Like many, I am trying to figure out when the 'compromise' is worth it - meaning when should I use the A7r. Because the Nikon doesn't have a reticulating screen there are practical limits on how low of a position one can shoot and critically focus the D810 from. The use of alternate glass (old Leica, C/Y) is also in favor of an A7r. But at the core of it one always loses ~20% resolution, a significant amount of distinct color values and the EVF does not serve critical focus as well as a 3x loupe on the D810. Additionally, Nikon almost always gets WB correct and if you underexpose (like I did for 100+ images) the massive dynamic range of the D810 makes this a non-issue.