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7100 : what to expect from packing 24 MP in a DX sensor

Toby01

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"RE: 7100 : what to expect from packing 24 MP in a DX sensor"

Toby01 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Nov 2012
Wed 06-Mar-13 10:21 PM

Hi, Pete.

I understand diffraction limiting in general terms, but I wondered how much of an impact it would have in real prints. Say we took the same shot, with the same lens, on a D90, a D7000, and a D7100, which have different pixel densities and therefore different diffraction limits. If we shot all 3 at f11, which is probably just below where I expect the D90 to start suffering from diffraction, which camera would produce the best 12x18 print, after down-sampling the d7000 and d7100 shots. In other words, does diffraction more than make up for the extra pixels at small f-stops, or do the higher pixel densities still provide a net benefit?

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