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

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D M Myers New Member • Posts: 5
Re: How large a print can be made from an uncropped Nikon D700?

In 2011, I used a D700 with a 50mm 1.8 AFD, considered to be the sharpest 50 at the time, for an exhibit I did for our local art museum.  We took portraits of 24 families casually posed in front of their homes.  The camera was on a tripod, and a remote shutter release was used.  I didn’t crop except to accomplish a 4x5 format.  In Photoshop, I converted them to duo tones.  There was no other processing or manipulation.  The images were printed at Corporate Color in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  They used a big Lambda printer.  The final prints were mounted on custom, wood frames.  The prints were 4’ x 5’, and were incredibly sharp... beautiful.  Could they have been made larger? Probably not much.  In 2011, the only Nikon option with more than 12 megapixels was the D3X, which was not in my budget.  I am now using a D810, which, if I was doing a project like this now, would be much easier.

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