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Nikon D800
Nikon D800

LENS Evaluations: Conclusions

The reader is strongly advised to read the lens evaluation notes.

The lens evaluations of the Nikon lenses show that when full-frame performance is considered, the 36-megapixel Nikon D800 sensor resolution exceeds the capability of most Nikon lenses (and probably most lenses of other brands, including Zeiss). At least on a planar (flat) target, which is also a proxy for landscape photograph (“infinity” focus is planar excepting a near/far composition).

One should remember that the D800 sensor can be thought of as a high resolution sampling device. High resolution reduces digital artifacts, and remains beneficial even if the lenses cannot fully resolve to the sensor. See Optimal Aperture, Depth of Field.

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