Great article, cleared up my confusion regarding magnification ratio!
Karl Scharf: Doesn't make sense to be willing to pay more just because of the name 'Nikon' when there are better alternatives for less money and more advanced technologies!
I find their price justified for the quality I get, and where I am, I don't find the price of the other brands much cheaper and provide better quality than Nikon.
An excellent read, I must say this is the kind of article I've been looking for for a long time.
Now that's a real surprise.
It looks brilliant! Which software did you use to merge the images?