Is this the best I can expect from D800?

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soloryb
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Re: Is this the best I can expect from D800?
In reply to LesGoodey, 8 months ago

You're shooting fast enough for hand-held on a D800 but the image does seem a bit soft. Here's 2 possibilities to check out:

It may be that the Tameron lens you're using isn't sharp enough to take advantage of the capabilities of your D800. Try a sharper lens.

It could also be that your AF is off and needs to be corrected (in camera for that lens). Try manual focus on a few shots and see if that improves things.

soloryb

LesGoodey wrote:

Hello, I have been a professional photographer since 1974 working in the Commercial, Military and Education areas. I use Phase medium format equipment in my day job and Canon 5D and 5D11 personally. I recently bought a Nikon D800 with a Tamron SP 24-70 f2.8 for myself and after hundreds of shots I have yet to find a single one that I am happy with!

I have scoured the internet looking for information on achieving sharp images and downloaded as many real world samples as I can find and I have to say I don't think those are any better.

I am talking about hand held shots inparticular and although I'm getting on a bit I don't think I shake that much.

I notice that most recommendations are for higher ISO and shutter speeds than you might otherwise have used.

Here is a full size out of the camera jpeg for your comments:

Nikon D800 Tamron SP24-70 f2.8 - 400th sec at f8 - 250 ISO

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