Nikon D800/E Diffraction Limits

Started Apr 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Two valid points of view
In reply to Marianne Oelund, May 4, 2012

Marianne Oelund wrote:

nelsonal wrote:

If the magnification remains constant (a given screen size, or print size) of course sampling at a higher density would be better, but that's not the standard many use when evaluating images, because higher sampling rate implicitly also means a larger final magnification ratio. You, Bob, Bustard and any others are unlikely to change that standard of evaluation.

Of course, this approach - as well as that of Bob, Big Bird, etc. - is completely valid. It is time that we embrace both. Many images are used only electronically and never printed, and heavy cropping is not uncommon.

The only debate that should arise, is how frequently each is appropriate, but in the final analysis, that must be assessed independently for each user.

Thanks, Marianne, for a very 'political' answer. Of course, for those who take pictures with their DSLR cameras and then satisfy themselves with the patch of 1 or 2 megapixels that they can display on a computer monitor at 100%, it is inevitable that enlargement must follow pixel count, and they should continue to see it that way. Those of us who frame the shot we want in the VF, then display it on the medium of our choice at the size of our choice will get more mileage seeing it mine and GB's way.

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