It did involve shooting more images, and obviously takes longer to do the stitching in Photoshop, but I was pleased with the results. Comparing these "stitches" with D800E files, it was difficult to see any quality differences between the two. This is very encouraging and shows that when speed and the need to get everything in a single one-off frame isn't necessary, it is possible to generate extremely detailed high resolution files from m4/3 that stand comparison with one of the best digital cameras ever made.
Improvements in raw processing with ACR in Photoshop CS6 has helped significantly with this. With the ability to remove CA and fringing and with the new subtle sharpening parameters I was able to achieve very impressive results that will stand scrutiny for the most demanding of uses. There is supposed to be some sun later today so I'm going to give the 12-35mm X zoom a try later.
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