edmidlifecrisis wrote in post #19401614
Thanks for the input. I have to keep in mind that I do make prints from my images (sometimes rather large but not gigantic). Usually the biggest (I got two delivered yesterday) are 24x36 or similar sizes. When I produce jpgs for the web (like my web site or flickr) I limit them to 5mb for ease of posting. When I produce a jpeg for printing either at home or at a lab (I print at home too, up to 17x22 now) I remove the file size limit.
A lot of photographers are pixel peepers, so like painters, they will not view an image from a comfortable distance that increases with the image size - but nose right up to it. To me that is not a practical exercise unless one is determined to produce rather expensive Fine Art images. For domestic purposes you should still get decent images with the R6, remembering as much depends on the lens as the sensor, if not more.
I have ceased to produce prints for framing. I had always admired the back-lit digital images shown in exhibitions such as the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The trouble was that most digital photo frames were quite small. However, lately I found a couple displays that are designed for graphic image display.
The first one is by Netgear, and is called the Meurel. It looks like a framed, matted print, but is a 27" digital display 1920x1080, that is digitally correct for the colour gamut. It has a matt finish and a viewing angle of almost 180deg. I have one of these and like it.
The other is by Sumsung and is called The Frame. This is actually a dual TV and digital display, again optimized for images, and ranges in size up to 55"!
The benefits are the 'pop' of the image when it is generated by a light source, as opposed to reflecting light. Also, I can upload as many images as I like up to 8GB at a time, have them in exhibition sets, and have them cycle through as a pace I choose. The great thing is I can change the images for free, so over time it is much cheaper than replacing prints in frames. In this case the 20MP of the R6, or a lot of other cameras for that matter is far more than adequate.
A friend has bought several of these for their small salon, and for them it is great. They get all the pop of the images, and can change for different exhibitions super fast and for free. The image below shows my Meurel on my wall with one of my photos.
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