One man’s detail is another man’s retouching nightmare

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The editing suite. Maitres du Temps Chapter 2, Nikon D800, 60/2.8 G Micro

At 100% view on a 15″ MacBook Pro, (1440x900px) note the little red box in the navigation pane at top right: this is how much (how little?) of the whole image you can see at once. Let’s just say that retouching takes a lot longer when you’ve got this many pixels, and the product has to look perfectly flawless. I of course have to remove my reflection from the watch crown – you could probably tell what lens I’m using, since the 60/2.8 G has a fairly distinctive front (small element, big vanity plate, no markings). MT


  1. Hi Mr Ming. ¿What did happend with the replacement? Nice Photo mac / 60/2.8 / D800

    • Honest answer: it was supposed to come this morning, but Nikon here are doing their annual financial year end stock take, so the warehouse isn’t releasing product. It’s frustrating but I hope to have a camera by end of the week. In the meantime, they loaned me a D3x for wide angle shots, and failing that, there’s always my D700 – it’s not any less of a camera now that the others are out.

  2. I’m interested in how the retouched detail would look like

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