50mm Prime with Resolution for a D800? Come on Nikon/Sigma!

Started 8 months ago | Questions thread
Leonard Shepherd
Veteran MemberPosts: 8,475Gear list
Like?
Re: I am not convinced
In reply to Reilly Diefenbach, 8 months ago

Reilly Diefenbach wrote:

Any 50mm lens Nikon makes will outresolve the D800e with ease,

The basic laws of optics (which I find to be correct) are that image resolution is a combination of lens resolution in isolation and sensor resolution in isolate;, and you are lucky to get 70% of the resolution in a file that a lens or sensor tested in isolation can acheive.

If your technique is good you should get about 33% more image resolution going from 12 to 36 MP, or about 12.5% going from 14 to 36 MP - with every lens at every aperture.

I do

-- hide signature --

A great painter gets credit for artistic skill rather than owning marvellous brushes. Maybe photographers should challenge the common assumption a great photograph requires no more than a marvellous camera.

 Leonard Shepherd's gear list:Leonard Shepherd's gear list
Nikon D800 Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR +19 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow