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    Hi All

    I was wondering which is more impt, more MP or a good sharp lens.?

    The Canon 550 D is 18 MP but the kit lens are not that good for image quality based in what I have read.

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    Default Re: MegaPixels or Sharpness of Len

    Quote Originally Posted by desmondsoon View Post
    Hi All

    I was wondering which is more impt, more MP or a good sharp lens.?

    The Canon 550 D is 18 MP but the kit lens are not that good for image quality based in what I have read.
    Lens..

    Do note with higher megalpixels on a smaller sensor(1.6x), it can't deliver though pixel density is very high.. With higher pixel density, it might suffers from lower dynamic range, reduced high ISO performance, diffraction issues etc.. By adding even more pixels without increasing the size of the sensor, quality are compromised on the already "stressed out" small APS-C sensor.

    Do invest in a higher end quality lens that can support the sensor's increased resolution capability.. Kit lens imho, can't deliver..

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    Default Re: MegaPixels or Sharpness of Len

    definitely sharpness of lens.

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    both are equally important.

    a 24 megapixel dslr with a soft lens will remain soft.

    a 6 megapixel dslr with a sharp lens, you can only print it that large. but of course for most hobbyists, how large do you want to print?

    therefore if i really had to choose one, i would choose the lens over the body.

    both are limiting factors.

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    Both is best! 24MP + Carl Zeiss 135mm f/1.8.
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    Mega Pixels are over rated... Lens isn't
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    Lens....

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    Quote Originally Posted by smile_gerard View Post
    Mega Pixels are over rated... Lens isn't
    Agree.

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    lens - you can take pictures without megapixels but you cant without a lens.

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    The answer is almost better glass every time. U can always trust the manufacturers to pump in more and more MP for every subsequent model.

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    lens for sure! =)
    in current dslrs, i belive 99.99999% of consumers don't fully utilise the high megapixels that are available to us.

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    Thank you all - for your replies. I understand now. Tks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    The answer is almost better glass every time. U can always trust the manufacturers to pump in more and more MP for every subsequent model.

    ryan
    So far I think only Nikon resist it on their D3s and D300s..

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    Quote Originally Posted by wdEvA View Post
    lens for sure! =)
    in current dslrs, i belive 99.99999% of consumers don't fully utilise the high megapixels that are available to us.
    CS got 100k+ members leh. like that only one person needing the high res

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    CS got 100k+ members leh. like that only one person needing the high res
    haha, consumers ma. not professionals. =x

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokiemon View Post
    lens - you can take pictures without megapixels but you cant without a lens.
    How true....
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokiemon View Post
    lens - you can take pictures without megapixels but you cant without a lens.
    unless you're shooting with a pinhole camera..

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    definitely lens imho. There are very few lenses that also actually out-resolve the newer higher-MP sensors, and they're also really expensive

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    They are both important.

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    Megapixel- get the amount you need can already
    Lens- get the best if ever possible
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