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Old 09-12-2009, 10:39 PM
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Octane (Humayun)
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Pixel peeping is pretty much the bane of photographers. You'll find the majority of photographers print their stuff and admire it on paper rather than on screen.

I do see where you're coming from, and, as far as astrophotography goes, the method by which you determine the sharpness of a lens, seems quite reasonable -- that is, to observe the field of stars to the edge.

However, when it comes to terrestrial photography, it's one thing to look at the image on screen, and, something else to behold a large-format print on the wall. With modern sensors, it doesn't matter if you've used a high ISO rating on your camera, the print will still look sharp and beautiful.

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