Is this the best I can expect from D800?

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

OK, it sounds like you shoot raw+JPEG. How do you normally process your raw images (what software, what sharpening settings, etc.)? You have around 100 replies to this thread, at least some of them attempting to be helpful, and you haven't given us much feedback to help in diagnosing your problem.

While the differences in sharpness across your frame indicate your lens is soft at the edges, I'm not sure there something abnormal about the lens, as the boat in the foreground seems pretty sharp to me. As I indicated above, I'd say the D800 can definitely do better than this image shows in terms of sharpness, but I suspect that you can make this particular image much sharper by simply playing with the various development settings in your raw processing program.

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