OK...what I am wondering is this: What is the increase of 'printability' of the images produced by the D700 in comparison to the D300 in relation to higher ISO settings? If I can print acceptable 11'X14' prints from an 800 ISO image with my D300, at what ISO could I expect to get the same results from a move to a D700?
I hope that I have expressed my question adequately. If not, please help me get there! Any and all comments are welcome, especially if yo have experience with both bodies!
I can't wait to see that difference!! How high can you push the ISO and still get good quality prints at say, 13x19? That is what I am really wondering about, is the prints. Not so much what you see on the computer screen.
>I'll have to defer to others, as I haven't printed D700 >photos that big yet. To be fair, there is a direct correlation >between how things look on screen and how it will look in >print.
This is something I'm very interested in. I've learned recently that photos never look that sharp at 100% in Photoshop (not like you'd see in a magazine). But they will look great (assuming they were exposed and focused well) when printed. I don't have much experience with printing (I've been shooting video for 20 years), so this is something I'm interested in learning more about.
For example, just because you see grain/noise at 100% in Photoshop, doesn't necessarily mean that you'll see it when printed. Especially if the photo has been reduced significantly. I would like to do some testing, but don't know if a simple inkjet printer would compare to sending work to an actual printing press. Close enough for testing? Dunno....
--------- Nikon D700 | 17-35mm f/2.8 | 50mm f/1.4 | 80-200mm f/2.8 (mainly a videographer but am dabbling into professional photography)