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12-21-2010, 08:49 AM - 1 Like   #1
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K5/A550/D7000 sensor and diffraction limited aperture...

Came across a great article on diffraction limited aperture. These who can read in Russian, please help your-self:

VladimirMedvedev.com - Таблица характеристик матриц цифровых фотоаппаратов.

For these who can't, you can still check out the diffraction limit table at the bottom of the article, only need to pay attention to the red column and the respectable camera model.

Long story short, 16MP APS-C sized sensor used in K5/A550/D7000 has a diffraction limit of f/8.6 Which in practice means that after f/8.6 you'll start loosing sharpness.

So much for chasing stains at f32....

I guess Nikon wasn't so wrong by sticking with "only" 12MPs for their FF cameras...

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