36mp? Enough is Enough!

Started Nov 20, 2011 | Discussions thread
chris102 Senior Member • Posts: 1,445
Is 12 MP enough?

My friend the artist is shooting larger than life sized, full length portraits to hang in a gallery. They need to be detailed down to the skin texture level in order to have the 'presence' she needs for the exhibit. Shooting with a 12mp Nikon does not go that far. Would 36? I dunno, and I'll bet it will cost $5000 to find out. Ouch.

Oh, and she went to the local camera rental place ... $150 a day for a D7000. Whoop...

She finally shot it on 4x5 film, and scanned it to a whopping 85 MP file. It looks good.

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