At what size of print out of D700 will show the same quality as that of D600.

Started Mar 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
anotherMike Veteran Member • Posts: 9,001
Re: Simpler question to get to the specific answer

With those parameters, you're on the border of whether it would make enough difference.

If you had said 13x19" (or larger) and you printed at home on a top end printer (Epson 3800, Epson 3000, etc), I'd have said yes and stopped right there.

But 11x14" from Costco?  It will depend on subject matter. A nice sunset or night water or building night shot, probably not. A highly detailed wide angle landscape with a foreground full of flowers and foilage, or a detailed waterfall shot with foilage - yea, probably, but it won't be earth shattering at that size.

Also keep in mind "sharpness" isn't really detail. Sharpness is often just edge acutance, something that can be handled by proper sharpening, and if the subject matter has strong edges but no real fine, granular detail, the d700 will do well. But if the subject, again, has lots of fine, granular detail, then you'll see the differences when you go to 24mp and higher. But at 11x14" the differences may not be enough to worry about. So again, in this particular case, you're kind of "on the edge" of whether the increase in mp will be worth it across the board...

Don't worry about lenses - looking at your gear list, you're fine.


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