30x50 inch print from the D800

Started Apr 4, 2012 | Discussions
M I K E Regular Member • Posts: 153
30x50 inch print from the D800

Today I printed a landscape picture 30x50 inches from my D800

It was from a professional printer and it looks fantastic. Viewing distance from this picture would be 10 foot or more but I did the "nose test" and there is not a pixel to be seen.

I'm not sure what maximum size we are supposed to print from this sensor but 30x50 is not a problem.

Cheers
Mike

Nikon D800
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u007 Senior Member • Posts: 1,681
Re: 30x50 inch print from the D800

Very nice! What picture did you print?

OP M I K E Regular Member • Posts: 153
Re: 30x50 inch print from the D800

It was a landscape orientation I took of the last picture on this blog post http://www.creativephotography.gg/lihou/

I've been after some new pics for my house and this is the first :0)

konoplya Regular Member • Posts: 214
Re: 30x50 inch print from the D800

hi mike. what resolution did you print it at? and what paper? i'm just now trying to learn what would be the best way to print images around the size you mentioned. what were the requirements for the files at the print shop, etc.? thank you in advance.

OP M I K E Regular Member • Posts: 153
Re: 30x50 inch print from the D800

Hi Konoplya

The image was printed on Fuji DP2 paper at 254dpi. Have a word with your lab and ask them what would be the best spec for your files as they could be different.

Cheers
Mike

stephy
stephy Contributing Member • Posts: 630
Re: 30x50 inch print from the D800

Interesting. It's my guess that 90% of D800 users here are wealthy amatures. A 50 inch print you say, hmm looks like most if you will have to move house then in order to gain wall space....

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user_name Veteran Member • Posts: 3,134
Actual Native Resolution...

The native resolution of the D800 is 7360 by 4912.

At 254 pixels per inch that would yield a size of 28.9 by 19.3 inches. So, some up-sampling must have been done to get to that print size.

It sounds like they did a nice job.

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user_name Veteran Member • Posts: 3,134
Wall space will be...

the problem for the person that buys the print from me.

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