*D 300 F/11 diffraction too limited?*

Started May 16, 2008 | Discussions thread
frank207be Regular Member • Posts: 371
Diffraction on a D300 already starts at f/5.6

Hide Takahashi wrote:

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?

Diffraction on a D300 already starts at f/5.6. You'll only see this with the sharpest lenses and at 100% pixelpeeping. Also look at the photozone tests which reveal this. It's indeed only important when you're printing very large though. I usually don't go beyond f/8 for landscapes, but won't hesitate to use f/11 with my macro lenses.

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