Wellington City Waterfront, New Zealand, showing the sculpture "Solace in
the Wind", by Max Patte.
The above image was taken hand held with the 24.6 megapixel Sony A900 camera,
using the Sony 70-300 mm G SSM lens, with a focal length of 70mm, and the
original image size was 6048 pixels x 4032 pixels. If printed at 150 pixels
per inch (ppi), the print width of an image that is 6048 pixels wide, is 40.32 inches (6048 pixels divided by
Note that the above image has been saved at a low quality and displayed at a
relatively small size. Therefore, a 40 inch wide print looks a great deal
better and shows a lot more detail.
To give you an appreciation of how much detail you can see in a big
enlargement, below is a 100% crop (saved at a low quality) of just a small
area of the above image (as discussed below).
Wellington City Waterfront.
The above 100% crop has a size of 870 pixels x 572 pixels. Therefore,
this crop represents only 14.4% of the width of
the full sized image of 6048 pixels. If the above cropped image is printed at 150 ppi, then the print width of the crop would be 5.8 inches (870 pixels divided by ppi
of 150). To obtain a full-sized 6048 pixels x 4032 pixels image with the
above field of view, the photographer would need to use a 487mm telephoto
lens. The ability to obtain a good quality print of this size, when the
cropped image is such a small part of the original, is one of the advantages
of filming with a 24 megapixel camera.
to see another image that includes "The Wellesley", but
which was taken from a far greater distance than the above image.
for a discussion about how to obtain high quality large prints from
your digital camera.
here for a
discussion about some factors you should consider when deciding whether to upgrade your digital camera.
Click here to see
more images of Wellington City.
A99 and Sony A900 full frame 24 megapixel cameras -- examples of
the amazing crisp details that have been captured in selected
Sony A99 and Sony A900 images.
To give you an appreciation of how these images will appear when
greatly enlarged, the full-sized images are displayed, together
with crops of just small areas of the images. Some valuable
links are included following the picture thumbnails.
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"Other" Page 1.
To obtain the best appreciation of the quality of the images on this site,
they should be displayed at a relatively small size, because each image has
been reduced in size to a maximum width of only 870 pixels, from the
original width of at least 4900 pixels (or 6000 pixels from my full frame
cameras). In addition, the images have been saved at a low quality setting.