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Does the Leica M Typ 240 deliver more detail than the M9P?
This question is actually a non-trivial one as there are a variety of issues at play:
- Does the M240 offer more total detail, at least at ƒ/8 or so?
- Does the choice of aperture matter, e.g., are there sensor characteristics with either camera that make wider apertures resolve less than the lens delivers?
- Does M240 sharpness behave any differently from the M9P at the edges or corners versus center?
- Is any difference enough to matter for a print?
- Are there other factors, such as aliasing and color that are involved?
These questions are relevant to real-world images: the use of test charts is not particularly instructive when real-world details are imaged; such detail is often more of a challenge to image sharply due to color variation interaction with the sensor color filter array, frequency variation, and sensor aliasing. Moreover, it is only real-world images that actually matter in the end.
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