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D800 - Too much detail for close up portraits?

avisys

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"RE: D800 - Too much detail for close up portraits?"

avisys Basic Member
Fri 24-Feb-12 04:38 AM | edited Fri 24-Feb-12 04:39 AM by avisys

All this zits talk reminds me. I just looked at my B&W High School graduation picture (1956). I knew a studio photographer and retouching artist, so I saw what was done.

The photos were done with an 8x10 camera. The retoucher went to work with super-fine watercolor brushes, using cards of Kodak retouching media. She worked like a whiz 'cause she had to do every zit for every image for every student, even though she knew only one image would eventually be selected for each student. She was a true artist.

My photo looked like I had never had a zit, but I know I was covered with them.

I wonder what she would do with a D800 and Photoshop including some plug-ins.

Oh, the negative went into a huge 8x10 enlarger so it could be ~reduced~ to 4x5 or even a group of 2x3's.

How many effective pixels does an 8x10 negative have, compared to a D800???


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