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Old Mar 12, 2010, 6:00 AM   #1
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Default K7 / 35mm film.

I'm just curious how far off the K7's image quality is from that of 35mm film in producing say a 16 x 20 print. Aside from resolution what other quality issues fall short?
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Old Mar 12, 2010, 6:39 AM   #2
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I would think if you don't crop it a ton and it's sharp to start with you should be fine. But, others will be able to give you more specifics.

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Old Mar 12, 2010, 7:05 AM   #3
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If you were using top notch film with lenses to give the quality (lenses are often the limiting factor) then 35mm is still better.

Using velva or similar I think you are looking at 100-120 lines per mm, this will give about 35-50mp. However you then need the rest of the process to go well so that nothing is lost from the film resolution.

Will you notice a difference at the size you mention? Yes, if the film is processed well and you had good film and glass in the first place. However, for most use and for the viewing distances of a photo that size it is going to look very good.
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Yeah, what Mark said.
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Scientific Analysis (one of many articles on the subject):

http://www.clarkvision.com/articles/...ry1/index.html

A less scientific point of view comparing a Canon EOS-1Ds (11 Megapixel full frame dSLR) to medium format film (6x7 Velvia):

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...shootout.shtml
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Old Mar 12, 2010, 12:00 PM   #6
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Scientific Analysis (one of many articles on the subject):

http://www.clarkvision.com/articles/...ry1/index.html

A less scientific point of view comparing a Canon EOS-1Ds (11 Megapixel full frame dSLR) to medium format film (6x7 Velvia):

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...shootout.shtml
Thanks. Very interesting.
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