Resolution, pixel density and lenses: D800 vs. D610

Started Apr 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP danielbw Forum Member • Posts: 50
Re: Resolution, pixel density and lenses: D800 vs. D610

calson wrote:

First a word of caution. If you don't like the autofocus system of the D7100 you will be even less happy with the D610 or the D800e. I have the D7100 and D800e and the D7100 focuses faster and is much better with low light low contrast situations.

Hi, I never said I don't like the D7100 AF system. What I was trying to say is that I don't like switching the functions asigned to the AF-L/AE-L button because of the lack of AF-ON button.

I can produce a great 20x30 print with my D3 files and they have two thirds the resolution of the D610 and half that of the D800e. Understand that the larger the print the greater the normal viewing distance and so the less resolution that is needed most of the time. Billboards are printed at 110ppi for example.

Where the D800 helps is in a situation where I felt the need to use only a quarter of the scene and wanted to enlarge it to make a very large print - something I can never recall ever having the need or desire to do.

The D800 will make more apparent any shortcomings of lenses used with it and this includes CA. But it is a moot point really as you are going to be using the same lenses with either the D610 or the D800.

I'm not too worried about CA, as long as it falls within post fixing limits. What I do care is about lens distortion. You can fix that too, but to a lower extent, and sometimes not without losing part of the image.

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