D800 - cannot get sharp images even in macro on non moving targets

Started Aug 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
oldhouse
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Re: D800 - cannot get sharp images even in macro on non moving targets
In reply to Fastmikefree, Aug 8, 2012

Hi Phil,
After looking at your images, I think everyone has come to the same conclusion.
I think all of the 'focus' problems you are having come down to two issues:

1) trusting AF for macro work. You really need to manually focus for most of this kind of stuff. The AF points are often not 'exactly' where you think they are. The very limited DOF is too think for AF to get exactly where you want it.

2) not enough DOF - in macro, we fight this all the time. Try shooting insects that are parallel to the sensor as you start out.

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