Kasuga, 2009 - winnick
The cheap way to take 52-megapixel shots: create a panoramic image! This is a sequence of 7 vertically-oriented JPEGs, straight out of the camera with no post processing. Now I'm at a much more sensible f/5.6, and each shot is a manual exposure of 13 seconds. View this at original size to see the clarity improvement you get when you stop down 2 stops below maximum.

The cheap way to take 52-megapixel shots: create a panoramic image! This is a sequence of 7 vertically-oriented JPEGs, straight out of the camera with no post processing. Now I'm at a much more sensible f/5.6, and each shot is a manual exposure of 13 seconds. View this at original size to see the clarity improvement you get when you stop down 2 stops below maximum.