Is this the best I can expect from D800?

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wisep01
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Re: Is this the best I can expect from D800?
In reply to LesGoodey, 3 months ago

We begin with the premise that the image is unsharp; there are four hypotheses that might explain this: (1) camera variables, (2) lens variables, (3) photographer variables, and (4) any combination of the above.

To address (1): manual focus; camera on tripod; use a different d800 body

To address (2): try different lenses and the same lens at different focal lengths

To address (3): camera on tripod, mirror lockup, remote release.

It's really that simple. Once alternative hypotheses have been eliminated, then we can get specific: (1) left AF issue? (2) lens decentering, (3) camera shake, (4) generally low acuity of Tamron 24-70 etc. Until then, any speculation would be largely counterproductive (as are any anecdotal assertions that the D800 is great, it is never failed me, and so on...)

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