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posted this elsewhere but figured it was more appropriate here – an example of typical rokkor 58/1.2 performance wide open in a worse case scenario (bright back lighting) on a NEX-7, which has much higher pixel density than say the d800:
and the 100% crop:
yeah, at 100% it could be sharper and contrastier, but it'll do and that's an incredible pixel density (note: focus is on the eyes).
here's what the 100% crop would look like at the d800's pixel density:
or at the pixel density of the lowly a99/a900 (still higher than any canon FF):
i think it's sharp enough for me to be happy with 13"x19" prints taken at f/1.2, but i'm not as picky as some...
oh, and just for the sake of ridiculousness, here is a shot focused at infinity wide open:
100% center crop:
100% corner crop:
i think it would probably look sharper if there had been less atmospheric haze and i had used a hood.