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Is this the best I can expect from D800?

Started Apr 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Manzur Fahim
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Re: Is this the best I can expect from D800?
In reply to LesGoodey, Apr 18, 2014

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

Photos I used to get with my D800 and Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC is a lot sharper....and now even better with the D800e that I have.

Have you checked for focusing issue, fine tune or VC issues in the lens? Some earlier lens batches had VC issues I heard. It is generally better to take a second after half pressing and activating VC and then full pressing the shutter.

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