Essexps Posted August 13, 2017 Share Posted August 13, 2017 Hi I changed over to M43 about 5 years ago for a variety of reasons and sold most of my FF gear except a couple of small primes which I hung on to. I'm prompted to ask about image preparation for FF sensors by a post in a recent M43 thread asking about visible dust spots. My abiding memory of shooting with a Nikon D700 was the amount of time I spent cleaning up dust spots especially on blue skies, even though I had the sensor cleaned regularly. I had several irritating QC fails when I missed one from large batches. Since changing over, I almost never have any dust spots to clean and now that Olympus bodies auto correct for fringing, I almost never have any CA to clean. This my my image prep very quick simple. At the time, I remember reading in several places the reason for the lack of visible dust spots was that M43 can be shot at smaller f numbers with ample depth of field and dust spots only a problem at higher f numbers - which you often need on FF to get sufficient depth of field to avoid SOLD fails on QC. I usually shoot around 5.6 with M43 and have been pushing that to F4 recently with the Olympus 12-40 and there is plenty of sharpness/depth of field to avoid SOLD fails. I rarely shot below F11 on the D700, often f16 on busy street scenes. Am contemplating a full frame camera again for some personal projects. If I took it out on local shoots for stock - can I expect to return to dust spotting and de-fringing on most images? Or was my FF technique below par in what was then my early days on Alamy and thus the cause of the time spent de-spotting and de- fringing? Chris Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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