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03-15-2016, 11:41 AM   #1
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Crop lens on FF ISO performance

Would the high ISO performance be better with a crop sensor lens on the K1 compared to the K5iis?

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Yep.
Same pixel density (roughly) and newer tech.
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I don't see how the crop would make any difference .... if the K1 has better performance than the K5II then it shouldn't make any difference what part of the sensor area you are looking at .... it should be better all over. I think we are expecting around a 2 stop improvement ..... ?
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From what I've read here and elsewhere, it appears the noise has been cleaned up the equivalent of a stop or two over preceding efforts, so the answer is yes. This is one of the improvements I'd been hoping for that was actually fulfilled. No use having amazingly high ISO if you haven't done some work on what you've already got.

K-5 series still seems to be the king of low ISO, going down as far as 80; I have little doubt, however, that the K-1 at 100 is probably going to be considerably better.

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Until actual measurements are in we can only guess the performance, but most likely the improvement will be very small if looked upon at a pixel level.
So in crop mode the performance will probably be slightly better, but not by much. Definitively not worth the money.

So don't buy a FF if you ONLY intend to use half the sensor.
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Maybe a little, but certainly not by much since the cropped image area has roughly the same pixel density as the K-5. You do have access to pixel shift resolution and no AA filter, though, so this could potentially lead to sharper images.

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Its it expected to have a ~2 stop advantage. You are are cropping away one stop. So perhaps a 1 stop improvement? Don't expect a huge difference, especially at low ISO
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QuoteOriginally posted by Venom3300 Quote
Its it expected to have a ~2 stop advantage. You are are cropping away one stop. So perhaps a 1 stop improvement? Don't expect a huge difference, especially at low ISO
Could you possibly explain how you would be "cropping away" one stop.

A sensor is a sensor, regardless of what portion of it you use. Just because you crop the picture in photoshop or in camera, does not change the sensor properties.

So yes, the K1 would be the better sensor even if cropped to 16mp, especially considering how much effort Ricoh will have put into extracting all they can from this new sensor, with the old 16mp sensors being just that, old.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 2351HD Quote
Could you possibly explain how you would be "cropping away" one stop.

A sensor is a sensor, regardless of what portion of it you use. Just because you crop the picture in photoshop or in camera, does not change the sensor properties.

So yes, the K1 would be the better sensor even if cropped to 16mp, especially considering how much effort Ricoh will have put into extracting all they can from this new sensor, with the old 16mp sensors being just that, old.
Cropping it enlarges the noise/image ratio.
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QuoteOriginally posted by enoeske Quote
Cropping it enlarges the noise/image ratio.
that's what I was thinking

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Expect it to perform equal to your K-5ii or just maybe a notch (1/3th stop) better.

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"Cropping it enlarge the noise/ image ratio"
....Even with a software crop ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by christiandre Quote
"Cropping it enlarge the noise/ image ratio"
....Even with a software crop ?
Try cropping a photo on your computer right now. Crop it enough and the noise gets really bad.
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Would the high ISO performance be better with a crop sensor lens be better then K5iis?
No more than a tiny bit (just the bit that technology has advanced). But nothing* from the sensor size (obviously).

With regards to noise we always only talk about "perceived noise" and that goes up with cropping and subsequent magnification to output size.

*=But: If the image circle is a little, say x1.2 larger than APSC then you can use it and need to magnify less, which will result in x1.2 less perceived noise.

By the way: Since your eyes don't resolve even 16 MPx from "normal viewing distance" you need to get closer to the output image to gain any benefit from the 16 MPx - thus effectively magnifying it then. Boom. Down goes your dynamic range and up shoots your perceived noise. Physics tell you there is a simple either/or decision to be made: enjoy either lowest perceived noise OR enjoying high resolution/details/sharpness. It is impossible to enjoy both at the same time.
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crop image in wildlife or birding practice, on a k1, will give the same result than a full k5IIs image ?
No différence, strictly ?
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