Ever wonder just how well your camera sees?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by AlwaysOnAuto, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    I'm easily impressed and today I was kind of blown away by just how well my camera/lens combo could see. I was out on the pier at Huntington Beach today and took a shot looking south, from the pier.
    I brought up the picture in my rudimentary processing program and started looking at the shots I'd taken when I came to this one that I remember focusing on the power plant. I moved around to see what else the camera caught and was surprised when I could make out the Newport Beach pier some 5.5 miles south. This was done with my Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55 f2.8 lens. This is a crop of the pier portion of the picture.

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  2. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Fully agree on that. I'm going to experiment with printing large just to show everything in a picture without having to crop, I like pictures in which a lot is going on.
     
  3. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    Maybe it is time to resurrect the Hi-Res forum.
     
  4. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    Here is the jpg of the photo I cropped.

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    The pier is to the far right where the land just meets the water line.
     
  5. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    Wow. That is pretty amazing detail. This was with your A7ii I presume?
     
  6. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    New England
    Looks like the sensor needs a minor cleaning :)
     
  7. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    You are correct Bob, that was with the a7ii.

    db, it probably does need a cleaning as it's been to the beach a few times in the last month or so, on the bike. They have blowers to blow the sand off the bike path down at the State Beach and they create a lot of dust unfortunately. I try to keep it clean but, stuff happens. What can I say?