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Image No. WE 9

Wellington City Waterfront, New Zealand, showing the sculpture "Solace in the Wind", by Max Patte.

The above image was taken hand held with the 24.6 megapixel Sony A900 camera, using the Sony 70-300 mm G SSM lens, with a focal length of 70mm, 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 Waterfront.

The above 100% crop has a size of 870 pixels x 572 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 (870 pixels divided by ppi of 150). To obtain a full-sized 6048 pixels x 4032 pixels image with the above field of view, the photographer would need to use a 487mm telephoto lens. 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 another image that includes "The Wellesley", but which was taken from a far greater distance than the above image.

Click  here  to see more images of Wellington City.

Sony A99 and Sony A900 full frame 24 megapixel cameras -- examples of the amazing crisp details that have been captured in selected Sony A99 and Sony A900 images. To give you an appreciation of how these images will appear when greatly enlarged, the full-sized images are displayed, together with crops of just small areas of the images. Some valuable links are included following the picture thumbnails.

To obtain the best appreciation of the quality of the images on this site, they should be displayed at a relatively small size, because most images have been reduced in size to a maximum width of only 870 pixels. In addition, the images have been saved at a low quality setting.