Pixel Shift - yawn

Am I the only one bored to death with pixel shift ? Who cares. If you want everything in focus use an iPhone or any other small sensor or a 14mm lens set at f5.6.

On the whole photography is about 'subjects' -- photographing subjects and isolating them from, while still being in their environment or background.

Pixel shift is a step forward for technology but 3 steps backwards for art.

It's the equivalent of a bad chef who has no vision and instead of adding a few spices, adds them all.

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  • BVSBVS Posts: 352Member
    Are you talking about pixel shift like on the A7RIII, or focus shift like on the D850? Pixel shift is about increasing resolution. Focus shift is useful for macro and landscapes where an iPhone isn't the best choice - no macro ability, and limited DR, resolution, and acuity for landscapes.
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  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    For the vast majority of they type of photograph being published or printed, pixel shift technology will not show its true capabilities. Yet once you get into macro photography, as BVS has pointed out, the results would be very much appreciated...specially if you do not know how to stack photos.

    Not sure on how it would enhance landscape given that one would be take such images at f8+ range.
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  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 5,807Moderator
    I had the 'dual pixel RAW focus adjustment' of the 5D4 demonstrated to me yesterday, I would rate it as extremely useful to macro shooters.
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