Details, DP2M and Pixel-Peeping ...

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OP xpatUSA Forum Pro • Posts: 15,495
Re: Details, DP2M and Pixel-Peeping ...

xpatUSA wrote:

I'll re-do the pixel-peeping assessment of the truck image, using [part of the truck instead of the rock].

I did that. The result was as expected.

Ignoring blown-out background highlights, the truck looked reasonable at 100% on my monitor. Even more reasonable when re-sized by the Viewer to fit a window.

At 400% it was obvious that focal plane was at the rear of the truck bed and that the bed lamp and spare tire were out of focus. Why they were OOF, albeit obviously the use of f/4, is irrelevant to this thread.

Had I not looked at 400%, the incorrect focal plane would have been moot. Which means that pixel-peeping remains useful when assessing image quality, nay-sayers notwithstanding.

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