Sun 30-Jun-13 06:24 AM | edited Sun 30-Jun-13 06:35 AM by rehkram
Interesting, is it not, that the problems around a digital sensor's light sensitivity, at this point in history, parallels what we saw day to day shooting film. One still cannot have one's cake and eat it too, apparently. I generally can't look at my own or other people's shots taken at a high ISO for long.
If you were a conspiracy theorist you might think the manufacturers were hobbling their sensors' capabilities. If you were not, like me, you might conclude the limiting factor is the material in front of the film/sensor plane, that would be the glass.
Hence my comment on limitations imposed by material science. I have more confidence in the ability of humans to create better sensors and back-end processing in less time than it would take to create better glass, at this point in history.
I take your point about being able to capture great images regardless of technology. I have done my fair share over the last 45 years. My philosophy is to trust my eye and use the best gear available within my budget. The best gear is transparent when viewing the final result.