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

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Leonard Shepherd
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Re: How large a print can be made from an uncropped Nikon D700?

bjn70 wrote:

Viewing distance is the key. I've seen large banners hanging from buildings, something  I rarely print but I made a 20x30 print from a slightly cropped D750 image and looking at it up close it still has good detail. Therefore the 12MP image from a D700 could probably do a reasonably good 16x20 that could be examined closely. People say they have made good 24x36 prints from a D750

As a PAGB judge I know good 16x12 images from 12 MP, including close inspection by a judge to check fine detail quality, are not difficult to make.

However a lot depends on the printer.

Prints made to a high standard from a high quality printer look better - to distinctly better - on close inspection compared to print made to a low standard from a low quality printer.

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