24mp, diffraction and landscapes

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George Evans
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24mp, diffraction and landscapes
Sep 28, 2011

I have a question about the A77's 24mp sensor and diffraction that I'm hoping forum members will help me with.

I've read a few comments about the 24mp sensor suffering from diffraction with f5.6 being the cameras sweet spot. Isn't diffraction a loss of sharpness or resolution caused by photographing with small f/stops?

I bought the A77 for the extra detail that can be acheived in landscape photography, and comments have been made by reviewers saying the extra pixels are ideal for landscapes so what effect will shooting at f11-f16 for the DOF needed in landscape photography have on the final image?

I'm curious to know because there seems to be a contradiction.

George Evans
http://www.wirralpix.com

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