Full Frame – the A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Luminous movement

Each week, I’ll be posting a new full resolution image that you can zoom into and pan around for yourself.

With my current set-up, every photo I take of a watch starts off as a 100 megapixel image. I shoot with the highest resolution sensor on the (consumer) market – the Phase One IQ3 100 medium format digital back.

Clearly 100 megapixels is a little on the large size for Instagram. Each photo coming out of the camera is 11,608 x 8,708 pixels, whereas the resolution limit for Instagram is 1,080 x 1,080 pixels. Given that I typically am posting a 4:3 aspect ratio image, that means Instagram is using well under 1% of the captured resolution.

To demonstrate the resolution that is actually captured, I often post a “full frame” image, followed by one or more “macro” crops from that image at 100% resolution.

Full frame, reduced resolution image of the A Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Luminous
Full frame, reduced resolution image of the A Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Luminous
Crop from the above image, demonstrating the resolution that exists across the full frame
Crop from the above image, demonstrating the resolution that exists across the full frame

For a while now, people have been asking if it is possible for me to share the full frame at full resolution, and that is what this new section on my website will enable me to do.

Using some rather clever technology from Sirv, I can now embed in a blog post a full resolution, zoomable, panable image.

For the first time, you are now able to see what I see!

The image above is fully interactive and very simple to use. I recommend clicking the full screen icon, and then use the +/- icons to zoom in and out, and click-drag with your mouse (or use your finger on a touch interface) to pan around the image.

Check back next week for another image to examine in more detail than you’ve ever seen before!

 

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