I'm resurrecting this thread, not to revive the argument, but because those infamous map pictures have recently been shown in other threads as 'Gospel proof' of something or other. So let's just get it clear: There are 2 different maps shown. Taken by 2 different people in 2 different locations. There are no missing lines on the digitally shot image. The lines are missing from the map itself, and the maps obviously have different colouring. Now that we have that cleared up. 10 years have passed, and this needs a bit of an update. So here's the current state of play WRT digital imaging. First a straight crop from a Sony a7Riv - currently probably the most affordable camera that offers a 60 megapixel plus image size. Next a 'pixel shifted' image of the same chart, at an effective 200 megapixels! Cropped obviously. The inset is the full frame. The lens was a humble 55mm f/3.5 Micro-Nikkor @ f/5.6. The chart was at a distance of 5.65 metres from the camera, and at that distance the bar resolution figures need to be multiplied by two. So. Anyone care to try and match 200 line-pairs per millimetre on Velvia? Or any other colour film you care to choose really. No. Resolution isn't everything, but it's something.