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

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Rico Tudor Contributing Member • Posts: 820
Re: How large a print can be made from an uncropped Nikon D700?
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2 x 3 ??

Yup.

From Wikipedia: "The maximum angular resolution of the human eye is 28 arc seconds or 0.47 arc minutes, this gives an angular resolution of 0.008 degrees, and at a distance of 1 km corresponds to 136 mm. This is equal to 0.94 arc minutes per line pair (one white and one black line), or 0.016 degrees. For a pixel pair (one white and one black pixel) this gives a pixel density of 128 pixels per degree (PPD)."

Note that 128 PPD is a linear measure. By the way, I arrived at my own rule-of-thumb by run off some test prints, not by reading articles about acuity of the human eye. It's just interesting that the figures agree. Of course, if you view prints with a magnifying glass then all bets are off!

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