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Field Comparison: D600 vs D800 (Pine Creek Tungsten Mine, Aerial)

The camera used here is the Nikon D800E (versus the D600).

See notes on the Saddlebag Overlook page for processing and comparison details.

Lens choice

The Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar offered the the right focal length here, and even at ƒ/2 wide open it is exceptionally sharp even to the corners. Aperture ƒ/4 is used here for depth of field; sharpness falls off just a hair in the lower right and in the distance compared to ƒ/5.6, but ƒ/4 provides peak central micro contrast.

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