This is a continuation of same setup discussed in early review pages.
Real world usage of Full Frame and m4/3 – Part One, Images for Very Large Print
For this part I typically consider the large prints I would make by shooting handled. I consider this to be around 24″ x 30″.
No high resolution shot from m4/3. Just regular handled shots from both the cameras,except for night time where both are in tripod. This is mostly about the lens than the camera.
This one I expected D810 to perform better, but to my surprise only one picture showed clear advantage with D810, couple of them being almost the same and two from Pen-F 12-35 lens easily out performing the 24-120 f/4 lens.
Here are the images where 24-120 f/4 lens easily outperformed 12-35 f/2.8 lens.
Olympus with Panasonic 12-35 f/2.8 has performed better
Images with about equal performance
Unless I shoot at f/8 to f/11 Panasonic lens easily out perfroms Nikon lens.
It’s hard choice. For the brick scene D810 (on the right) captured the details well.
But the m4/3 got the exposure perfectly correct for the dark and bright building, had to manually compensate D810 to get the same exposure.
For some scenes D810 looked better on glossy print, where as m4/3 looks better at lustre print.
For the night time skyline at this relatively smaller print size, one section looked better in D810 but the other section looked better m4/3 combo.
I very slightly favor m4/3 combo for the 24″ x 30″ print size, as the lens is able to perform better over all. With D810 combo performing better only on f/8 to f/11 range.