Is this the best I can expect from D800?

Started Apr 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
Cliff Fujii
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Re: Is this the best I can expect from D800?
In reply to LesGoodey, Apr 19, 2014

Because of the high megapixel rating, getting sharp images is challenging on the D800. Nikon recommends only certain lenses should be used with the D800. I noticed that with my D800, as long as I use one of the recommended lenses, I get images with great apparent sharpness

http://www.nikonusa.com/en_US/o/Y6wrkA9OU_z04IreazIXl_22UII/PDF/D800_TechnicalGuide_En.pdf

There is also a supplement.  I always try to shoot at ISO100 because that's where the widest dynamic range is.  When I go over ISO6400, I will use my Df.  I mostly use the D800 for focus stacking because of the super high details I get with the sensor.

For really large images that require critical sharpness, I purchased a Graflex Super Graphic with a Rodenstock Sironar-S lens.  If I start using the Graflex more, I'll get a digital back for it.

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