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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:42 am 
i used to Crop a lot with my D200!!!
but when i shoot with D2H, i find croping is hard! b/c the file size is much smaller. i can't really crop...

so what i learn is, i have to frame my **** right everytime!! there is no cropping in pp haha

just like shooting with film camera, haha cropping? ya rite!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:50 am 
there was a time we all used film, way back in the pre-digi-cam days. Though mostly with crappy old Agfa p&s film cams [yup, there was point and shoot/click before digital!] Cropping back then was done with a scissors :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:53 pm 
Yes I've heard from alot of smart photog that higher mega pixel is useless unless you do some extreme large prints.


But as a Computer Student (me), I personally believe that the higher the mega pixel (say 18 MP) will look much sharper on my HD screen (basically Cramping 18 MP to 2 MP)...

Correct me if my concept is wrong.


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I'd say try it for yourself. Get a large 18 MP image, and downsize a copy to 4 megapixels. If you have them on the screen, you will not see a difference, and maybe the 4 megapixel one will actually look sharper! (since it's resize algorithm is more advanced than on-the-fly downsizing).

It may be more Aliased (jagged edges) which is perceived sharpness, and something you can do better in postproduction, actually.

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All else being equal, an 18MP image resized to 4MP should look sharper than a camera native 4MP, as the 4MP is an interpolated output due to the bayer pattern. Reducing the 18MP to 4MP means each output pixel will contain the equivalent of more than 4 photosites of data and will gain positional accuracy. But you'd have to be really pixel peeping at this stage...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:28 pm 
sounds like a good camera even today. i know from my personal experiences that i really like big cameras to work with (not so much to carry around) - they just feel more comfortable.

but i guess 4 megapixels would make it a no-go for me. i couldnt even make a desktop wallpaper with that for my 30 inch monitor (brag).


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You have a 2464x1632 screen?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:00 pm 
Citruspers wrote:
You have a 2464x1632 screen?


2560x1600

which is about 4 megapixel, but its a 16:10 aspect ratio and i think the D2 makes 3:2 pictures.


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I call unfair :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:42 am 
lol...30 inch monitor... :P

anyways as for D2H post, i also post a new review on the Nikon DK-17M that goes with D2H and other D2/D3 models as well.
check here http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21346


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Thanks Daniel :)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:04 pm 
Look up Ken Rockwell's explanation of why mp dont matter. You can print a billboard with 4mp, you just have to stand back a bit to see a sharp image. I just bought myself a 1d classic, should be here tomorrow in the post. Its only 4mp but can do 8fps, has 45 af points and a pro body.


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I wouldn't be surprised if the 1D replaced your 450D for general shooting ;)
Nice purchase!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:18 pm 
Yea, i think the 450d will be put in the lonely corner for a while, cant wait to get it. I will do a review similar to this one when i get to grips with it. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:49 pm 
Printing high quality (300DPI) 30cm wide photos is impossible with 4MP.


Sooner or later you'll want to print a photo.


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