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KnightPhoto

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"RE: Will Higher Resolution of D800 Be Visible in "Native" Resolution Prints?"

KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Fri 09-Mar-12 12:30 PM

I may not have done it right I felt I could resolve the pair standing a maximum of 120 inches from the monitor at 50%. I saved your jpg. Opened up ViewNX2 and moved the slider to x0.5%.

A couple questions for you:

- can we broaden this same topic to include monitors or start a separate thread? I am not often a "printer" kind of guy but I do have a 27 inch iMac. According to Wikipedia this is a 109PPI 2560 x 1440 monitor.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_displays_by_pixel_density

- when I download the full-sized jpegs from the Nikon D800E samples on the Nikon website (especially the last two high detail frosty landscapes).
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d800/sample02.htm
using my monitor, I am gobsmacked by the level of detail. Should I be? Or could proper technique and a D2X have similarly impressed me. The images are listed by ViewNX2 as being projected at 28.1% on my monitor.

Best regards, SteveK

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