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Nikon D850: 45 megapixels + Zeiss Milvus 35/1.4 + Focus Stacking Can Make Incredible Detailed Images.

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I’ve added this outstanding example of focus stacking in two places at image sizes up to full resolution. It really is incredible on an iMac 5K.

I think this is the most detailed image of its kind (bristlecone) that I have ever made (as of Oct 2017). The detail that it includes in the wood grain is quite incredible considering the near foreground all the way to the end of the tree trunk at top left. I credit the Nikon D850 45-megapixel sensor with getting this image to a level I have not yet seen out of any DSLR, resolving extremely fine wood grain detail. Of course, the world class performande of the Zeiss Milvus 35/1.4 did its part. The extra resolution along with the pixel quality is stunning.

This kind of detail is not remotely approachable with lesser cameras like Fujifilm X. Why would I waste my time with a 16MP or 20MP sensor on something like this? It would utterly mash the fine wood grain, which is beautiful.

As usual, stacked with Zerene Stacker.

Presented in two places at up to full resolution:

Nikon D850: Examples of Outstanding Resolving Power

Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4: Examples: Eastern Sierra

Gnarled Old Bristlecone Stump in Rosy Sunset Glow
f11 @ 1.3 sec, ISO 64; 2017-10-10 18:29:56 [focus stack 4 frames]
NIKON D850 + Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4

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