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Nikon D850

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D850 vs D810 Sharpness: Pine Creek Forested Hillside

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This page assesses the sharpness difference between the 46-megapixel Nikon D850 and the 36-megapixel Nikon D810 using the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art at f/4.

Sharpness: Pine Creek Forested Hillside

The Nikon D850 shows superior fine detail, but it is subtle and perhaps better described a having less pixellation and crisper acutance on edges, rather than higher perceived detail.

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  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
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f4 @ 1/200 sec, ISO 64; 2017-09-30 17:12:23
NIKON D850 + Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

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