How large a print can be made from an uncropped Nikon D700?

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dccberry Contributing Member • Posts: 792
Re: How large a print can be made from an uncropped Nikon D700?

jebo1 wrote:

I was also curious. So I ordered a print of 40 cm (16 inches) X 60 cm (24 inches) from a good picture taken with my 50 mm AI f 2.0 + D700. These had to be printed on inkjet paper according to the shop because of the size. When I received the print the quality was outstanding far better than the prints I got from a 24 mpx Canon 80 d. I think I could have doubled the size with no problem. The question of how large can you print seems to focus on the number of megapixels. To print that large obviously requires a very sharp photo with sufficient contrast. If you are using zoom lenses it will be hard to achieve these results. It is easier to print a very large picture with a D700 with a quality prime lens than with a D850 with a standard (or any) zoom lens. Motion blur also needs to be avoided and so on.

The D700 is not even in the same universe as the D850 for making large prints. Don't kid yourself.

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