50mm Prime with Resolution for a D800? Come on Nikon/Sigma!

Started Jan 4, 2014 | Questions thread
Leonard Shepherd
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Re: I am not convinced

Reilly Diefenbach wrote:

Any 50mm lens Nikon makes will outresolve the D800e with ease,

The basic laws of optics (which I find to be correct) are that image resolution is a combination of lens resolution in isolation and sensor resolution in isolate;, and you are lucky to get 70% of the resolution in a file that a lens or sensor tested in isolation can acheive.

If your technique is good you should get about 33% more image resolution going from 12 to 36 MP, or about 12.5% going from 14 to 36 MP - with every lens at every aperture.

I do

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