Is this the best I can expect from D800?

Started Apr 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
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cm71td Regular Member • Posts: 442
Re: Is this the best I can expect from D800?
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Just some thoughts.  I don't have as much experience as you do, but I have used the D800 a lot.

Have you tried different lenses?

Are you shooting RAW?  If so, how are you processing?

I had a Canon 5D II for years and switched to a D800e.  There was a noticeable difference in sharpness.  If you are not seeing it, then I would suspect your glass.

And no, the D800 is not as unforgiving as everyone says.  The pixel pitch is less than many APS-C sensors.  I think 1/400th at that focal length is overkill.  You could have lowered your ISO.

Did you switch from Canon for other reasons?  If you are looking for sharpness, it's usually more effective to upgrade you lenses, than switch bodies.

Hope this helps.

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