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Sometimes you just get lucky - M9 insects close-up


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I was in the garden of my parents' house taking some pictures of the insects on the plants with my M9 and 75mm f/2.5 Summarit. In a couple I got lucky and a butterfly decided to take flight as I released the shutter, so I got two in-flight shots. Pure luck of course.

 

Each of these is between 1/8 and 1/12 of the full frame, so the 18MP of the M9 really helps here.

 

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Simon

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I was in the garden of my parents' house taking some pictures of the insects on the plants with my M9 and 75mm f/2.5 Summarit. In a couple I got lucky and a butterfly decided to take flight as I released the shutter, so I got two in-flight shots. Pure luck of course.

 

Each of these is between 1/8 and 1/12 of the full frame, so the 18MP of the M9 really helps here.

 

Are these crops or the full files reduced.

I especially like the second image.

I don't think you could have gotten the focus better.

Great shots.

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I was in the garden of my parents' house taking some pictures of the insects on the plants with my M9 and 75mm f/2.5 Summarit. In a couple I got lucky and a butterfly decided to take flight as I released the shutter, so I got two in-flight shots. Pure luck of course.

 

Each of these is between 1/8 and 1/12 of the full frame, so the 18MP of the M9 really helps here.

 

Simon

 

Not really. Those same size crops from a M8 would be the same.

The M9 has the same number of pixels per inch/mm as the M8. Bigger sensor = more pixels not more pixels per inch/mm.

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Not really. Those same size crops from a M8 would be the same.

The M9 has the same number of pixels per inch/mm as the M8. Bigger sensor = more pixels not more pixels per inch/mm.

 

 

More pixels and equialent framing = better cropability.

 

Why are people having such a hard time understanding this quite basic concept?

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More pixels and equialent framing = better cropability.

 

Why are people having such a hard time understanding this quite basic concept?

 

That's just it you can't get any closer to a subject with the M9 then you can with a M8 or any other M camera and you won't get a bigger image of any subject on a M9 then you do on a M8.

 

The M9 has the same number of pixels per inch/mm (that should really be per SQ inch/mm) as the M8 has. It's just the M9 sensor is bigger.

You can phrase it anyway you like but that is the truth.

 

Really I'm not putting down the images posted or the fact that he got some good shots of bugs in flight, luckey is correct, but the premise that the 18MP helped in the clarity is just false.

Those same shots taken with a M8 and the bugs cropped out to the same size would of produced the exact same image with the same number of pixels in each shot.

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More pixels and equialent framing = better cropability.

 

Why are people having such a hard time understanding this quite basic concept?

 

 

What you seem to be forgetting in this case is these shots were taken at a very close range and then the bugs cropped out.

 

Yes I agree that if you stood in one spot and took a image with a M8 and say a 28mm lens then switched to a M9 with the same lens and framed the subjects the same you would need to move in (closer to the subjects). In that case yes the M9 would have more pixels then the M8 for the same subjects. But that is not the case in these images.

 

My understanding is very clear and in-depth of sensor size, pixel size and resolution.

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I wasn't expecting so many responses, so rather than reply to you all individually I would like to thank you all as a group for your kind comments. I guess it wasn't all luck as I had to be there with the camera in the first place, but getting such an in-focus picture was lucky since the butterfly just happened to fly along the plane of focus.

 

Thanks again for all your replies.

 

Simon

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