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| p.4 #1 · Testing D800e and 5D3 with the Best Wide Angles |
Yes, the noise is definitely more noticeable but I am still impressed with the sharpness of the Canon file, which is partly attributed to the sharpness of the 24mm TS/E. No doubt! Indeed, a little NR and voila!
"Partly"? I would say completely.
And yes, you can apply NR to the Canon (though I think you will need more than "a little" to make it look as clean as the D800). But remember, noise reduction will soften the Canon image. Further, the D800 image will respond to sharpening (and most other post processing) better because it has less noise and more pixels to work with. So my gut feeling is that in a scene like this, for moderate print sizes you could process either image to look pretty similar to the other.
So the question boils down to is it more important to have a better sensor or a better lens? In this instance it looks like a wash. (But in general I like having the better lens )