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05-19-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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Anyone try to print large with a Q?

Just wondering what the largest you've tried to print an image from the Q and what you thought of the results. I'm curious also if you tried to print large w/ higher iso's too... Lately I've been wanting to print more of my work and would like to know what kind of limits have been discovered.

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I have printed several 20X30 inch images from my P&S cameras a 1/2.5 sensor 3.5mp and several from a 1/1.7 4mp camera and the results were great. Some of the local stores will print that size for $20 I have to believe the Q would do better. I just haven't printed anything large lately.

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Largest was 13X19. Shot at ISO 800 with DA*300. Good enough quality that my printer ( a FF shooter) bought a Q.
Lower ISO shots are even better.
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Largest I did was 180 x 120 cm and 120 x 80 cm and it looks great.
I made it for a therapy center.
Note that the object fits in a palm...
I made the picture in the sand of a riverside on a cloudy day with the prime 01.
Even the larger one looks good.
I guess there won't be any viewer running around with a magnifying glass counting pixels.
But they could count grains of sand :-)

Again, may be there are cameras with larger sensors and bigger resolution..
I do not see a reason to switch the camera and to be honest, right now there would be only one camera to take a deeper look into and that is the Fuji X-E1 with the prime 35 mm lense.
But as I am on a tight budget the Pentax Q makes me happy :-)

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QuoteOriginally posted by vagrant10 Quote
Just wondering what the largest you've tried to print an image from the Q and what you thought of the results. I'm curious also if you tried to print large w/ higher iso's too... Lately I've been wanting to print more of my work and would like to know what kind of limits have been discovered.

Thanks in advance!
I've printed the pic below at 30x40 cm. I shot jpg, B&W enhanced contrast preset, 125 ISO, very moderate editing in LR (saved a few highlights). The results were stunning, both in my view and others'. I expect it would hold up nicely to even larger prints.
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8x10 (inches) is the largest I have been able to go, both at home and from my service bureau. Since the Q is "the camera I have with me" almost all of the time, there are some serendipitous shots I've grabbed that are just begging to be printed much larger. I've tried, but they don't hold up. They look like old 35mm film enlargements made by Walgreens back in the day, which isn't good.

Comparatively, files from my K-5 can be made to look decent (at a viewing distance) all the way up to 20x30", which is huge! And my Sigma DP2 Merrrill hasn't hit a limit for how big it's awesome files can be printed...
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19x13 with my q and the sigma 500...came out great
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QuoteOriginally posted by panoguy Quote
8x10 (inches) is the largest I have been able to go,
Like I said above I printed many at 20X30 inch from a 3.5mp 1/2.5 sensor camera. I had to resample the image at that size in PS Elements to get the quality I wanted.

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thanks everyone for the feedback. looks like I'll have to try some things to maximize the output, but that it's worth trying.
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I printed two copies at 50x70 of this portrait of my grandparents quite newly deceased dog to give away as Christmas gifts to my family and my grandparents and they turned out wonderful! Everyone thought they looked absolutely gorgeous.


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