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D800 is it really a camera for landscapes?

ericbowles

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005
Tue 27-Mar-12 03:08 PM

<One caveat: when you are in a post processing program now, and look at a 1:1, bear in mind it's a very different 1:1 image than before. I think that's what is throwing a lot of people. Everywhere you see "this is a 100% crop", what they are saying is "this is X pixels". With twice the pixels for a given part of an image in each direction (+/-) this means in effect you are seeing a 2x magnification relative to a 1:1 image with your prior camera.>

This is an important point. I did a quick test in View NX2 with two images of the same scene at the same focal length with two different cameras - a D200 IR and a D7000. The D7000 image at 100% was tighter than the D200 reflecting the smaller sensor of the D200.

Here are the referenced images to confirm that a 100% crop varies by sensor size. The Color images are from the 16 mp D7000 and the B&W images are from a 10 mp D200.

EXIF is attached to the files. The settings are slightly different as these images were created for another purpose. But the crop demonstrates the difference in zooming at 100%.

D7000 uncropped

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D200 IR uncropped
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D7000 100% crop
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D200 IR 100% crop
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