September 26th, 2014

Ultimate Enlargements and DSLR Cameras

My last post was a feature about DSLR cameras, with specific focus on two new models, the full-frame Nikon D750 and Canon EOS 7D Mark II. While each came with a laundry list of new, improved and amazing photo and video features, there are a couple of advantages that set virtually all DSLR cameras—especially full frame—have in common:

  • Larger sensors and field-of-view: As I mentioned in my previous post, full frame DSLR cameras allow for a 100% field of view. This allows you to capture more expansive landscapes with more detail, especially when using a wide-angle lens. Larger sensors mean the camera is capable of recording more detail and thus capturing higher quality pictures, even in low light situations.
  • Larger pixels/ higher pixel counts: DSLR cameras with higher pixel counts provide finer image detail. Larger pixels mean more light is able to be captured per pixel (thus responsible for the insanely high ISO levels of the D750 and the Mark II).

As you might have guessed, photos taken with cameras such as these reproduce very well at large sizes. After all, DSLRs are much too big of an investment if all you’re doing is creating screensavers for yourself. To display photos with the magnitude they deserve, enlargements from the PhotoLab are the only way to go.

Ultimate enlargements and the process behind them were covered extensively back in February, so I won’t revisit those details here. To quickly summarize the process:

  • Anything over 12 X 18” is printed on a large format printer that can handle sizes all the way up to 44 x 100”.
  • Patented inks combined with the highest resolution printing in the industry accurately reproduce even the rich colour and ultra-fine details that high-end DSLR cameras are able to capture.
  • On top of high quality printing, PhotoLab experts inspect every image and correct colour, contrast and sharpness to ensure the enlargement is as sharp and crystal-clear as it can be.
  • As with regular size photo prints, the PhotoLab offers several different output options such glossy or pearl finishing, borders, foam core mounting and laminating; consult your local PhotoLab to see which options are available for each enlargement size.

Of course, if you really want to bring out the best in your high-quality photos, you’ll want to use a fine art paper.

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If a photo like this one (taken with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II) looks this good—at this tiny size—imagine how great it would look when enlarged.

 

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