To answer your question specifically, the answer is "that depends". If the 12mp is Full Frame, then it is similar to shooting, well exactly like shooting, a 200mm lens on 35mm, given that "Full Frame" means the same size as 35mm film.Iliah said:I still use D1 original 2.7 megapixels pretty often. If I do not need to print huge, why to strain the shutter of D2h I have?
Doubling the resolution allows to save a lot of money on lenses, can save you using tripod on some occasions. Think of this - 200mm lens with 12mpix sensor is equivalent to what focal length with 4mpix sensor?
Simple answer is "it depends" on the sensor size, determines inital "crop factor" from 35mm, and then how much further you want to crop. The D2X gets the "2X" crop by taking only the middle bits of the sensor. You can shoot in 12mp mode and do exactly the same thing by cropping yourself. You can get your 8mp by shooting at 12mp and then cropping to the 8mp, which, in effect due to the crop, gives an apparent "increase" in focal length, just as it would if you crop a 35mm negative.Bob the Spiderman said:That went straight over my head.
My reason for asking, is that with the disappointment of receiving a faulty D2H has made me pause and take stock, especially as OSF are now part of photolibrary and their standard size is 50mb at 300dpi and they want therir photographers to use cameras with 8mp or more.
That seems to be a lot more than either my D70 or the D2H.
BW. Bob F.