Too many megapixels? Six is enough for an 8x10.

Started Apr 26, 2009 | Discussions thread
Oly Canikon
Oly Canikon Senior Member • Posts: 1,276
Re: There is no big manufacturers conspiracy . . .

misha marinsky3 wrote:

The more diodes are crammed onto that tiny real estate, the higher
the noise, or artifacts. The diode well becomes smaller, and the
gain, or volume, has to be turned up, and noise increases.

Why do you have to turn the gain up? The signal level scales with the pixel size.

When I was in college, I never made prints bigger than 8x10, and used
Tri-X 99% of the time, pushed to 1600 in Diafine.

Please explain how this relates???

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