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"RE: Confusion"

SVA Registered since 26th Jun 2004
Sat 18-Feb-12 08:28 AM

>Given that f/8 is generally considered most lens' sweet spot,
>and also widely recognized as the de-facto general purpose
>aperture setting, and that's it's been reported (with math
>that goes over my head) that D7000 & D800 will be
>diffraction limited smaller than f/8.9, I'd say with this
>latest generation we're about at the ideal pixel density now.

Taking into consideration that: (1) f/5.6 is as sweet as f/8; (2) modern 12MP 4/3" sensors (1/4 area, 1/2 linear) are perfectly usable at up to f/11 and next generation with 16MP is coming (Olympus OM-D); (3) the very best 35mm lenses may record up to 60MP equivalent details; and (4) demand for more and more megapixels from the market is strong even if not rational - we still can wait another one step up to 48, 54 or even 72 MP before diffraction at f/8 becomes intolerable. But I am ready to bet - no 100MP 24*36mm camera will ever be produced.

Vladimir
Russian Nikonian in Switzerland

A general, generic topic Confusion [View all] , Roland DG , Thu 16-Feb-12 06:06 PM
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