*D 300 F/11 diffraction too limited?*

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*D 300 F/11 diffraction too limited?*

My D300 is coming next week so I can't check this issue, but Thom Hogan says that D 300 diffraction is f/11. I'm not a landscape shooter, but if you want more than f/11, say shoot at f/16 or f/22 with the D300,then the image will get softer, rather than sharper? Will you be able to tell by your eyes?

I'm currently using a D50 and I like to shoot hummingbirds. The bird is very small as you know, and I usually shoot at f/13-16 to get as much body of the bird in focus as possioble. And it works. I'm wondering if the diffraction point has something to do with the sensor size.

Another question is:

If I shoot the same small subject with both the D300 and the D50 at the same distance from the subject and with the same lens, and if I use f/16 for the D300 and f/16 for the D50,will the image shot by the D50 come out sharper than that of the D300?

I appreciate your feedbacks.

Thanks.

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