Nikon D3 vs Canon 5D - test shots

Started Apr 5, 2008 | Discussions thread
Amin Sabet
Amin Sabet Veteran Member • Posts: 6,762
Re: Nikon 50 1.4 @ f9 ???

Keith Snell wrote:

Most photographers familiar with this lens understand that it is
sharpest at f5.6, and resolution begins to degrade at smaller
apertures. See this link for details:


Thanks Keith. I now see that both SLRGear and Photozone show that rather small drop from f/5.6 to f/8, albeit on a D200 body. Now it makes sense to me that f/5.6 would have been best, though the DOF would have been even more of an issue in terms of interpretation. Still, I'd be surprised if the 50/1.4 at f/9 were not outresolving the D3 sensor.

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