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How Big is Really Impressive?

January 20th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments


Many of my photographs are taken with my Canon 5D mark II and a 400mm lens. It takes full format pictures with 21.4 megapixel images. I thought that was impressive. Impressive that is until I came across a website that shows an image captured by the same camera and lens. What makes it impressive?

The picture has a resolution of 297,500 x 87,500 pixel – that’s a 26 gigapixel image!! How the hang did they get an image that big?? According to the Tech Specs on the website, here is how they did it . . . “It consists of 1,665 full format pictures with 21.4 megapixel, which was recorded by a photo-robot in 172 minutes. The converting of 102 GB raw data by a computer with a main memory cache of 48 GB and 16 processors took 94 hours.”

Apparently, as of December 2009, the picture is the largest in the world. Now that is really impressive!!

You might like to check it out by using the following link:

Have fun, and until next time, take care.

Kind regards


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