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

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 35mm f/1.4 Distagon offers the best performance available in a 35mm lens, having both high sharpness wide open (when focused precisely!) and superb color correction.

Aperture ƒ/5.6 is used here as a compromise; it does not deliver enough depth of field for the background and/or to overcome mild field curvature, but it shows peak contrast centrally, which is the main interest here in comparing sensor potential.

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