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Image No. WE 2


Wellington City, New Zealand, as seen from the top of Mount Victoria.

The above image was taken hand held with the 24.6 megapixel Sony A900 camera using the Carl Zeiss F2.8 24-70mm lens, with a focal length of 24mm, and the original image size was 6048 pixels x 4032 pixels. If printed at 150 pixels per inch (ppi), the print width of an image that is 6048 pixels wide, is 40.32 inches (6048 pixels divided by 150 ppi).

Note that the above image has been saved at a low quality and displayed at a relatively small size. Therefore, a 40 inch wide print looks a great deal better and shows a lot more detail. To give you an appreciation of how much detail you can see in a big enlargement, below is a 100% crop (saved at a low quality) of just a small area of the above image (as discussed below).



Wellington City, as seen from the top of Mt Victoria.

The above 100% crop has a size of 871 pixels x 490 pixels. Therefore, this crop represents only 14.4% of the width of the full sized image of 6048 pixels. If the above cropped image is printed at 150 ppi, then the print width of the crop would be 5.8 inches (871 pixels divided by ppi of 150). The ability to obtain a good quality print of this size, when the cropped image is such a small part of the original, is one of the advantages of filming with a 24 megapixel camera.

Click  here  to see further pictures that demonstrate the amazing amount of detail in images taken by the Sony A900 camera.

Click  here  for a discussion about how to obtain high quality large prints from your digital camera.

Click  here  for a discussion about some factors you should consider when deciding whether to upgrade your digital camera.

Click  here  to see more images of Wellington City.

Click  here  to go back to "Other" Page 1.

To obtain the best appreciation of the quality of the images on this site, they should be displayed at a relatively small size, because each image has been reduced in size to a maximum width of only 870 pixels, from the original width of at least 4900 pixels (or 6000 pixels from my full frame cameras). In addition, the images have been saved at a low quality setting.