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

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JohnnyLuddite Senior Member • Posts: 1,355
Re: How large a print can be made from an uncropped Nikon D700?

Stujomo wrote:

.... When the Canon 5D and Nikon D2 came out with 12 mp we were all like wow these prints look amazing.

To some extent, that's part of the problem - both the photographers and their audiences have higher expectations over time. Once upon a time, SVGA and XGA were a great improvement....

People are also aware of minor differences when comparing, some more than others, so that softness that might have been acceptable previously may look a bit off, as reported above.

Of course, where that point of acceptability is in terms of subject, rendering, printing, size, viewing distance and so on, is rather subjective. My experience is that people are now more prone to look closely at detail, which they expect to be there.

The other issues is that, even with good framing, you may want to print in a different aspect ratio, losing pixels.

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