is that a grey hair sticking out of his head ?
for 3200 looks pretty good although I would prefer it sharper - not sure if it's the lense, vr - I can't see the focus point either. Not bad color/exposure for the iso and lighting though a few high spots, but plenty of detail in the shadows - always a bit more difficult to nail exposure on darker skin tones.
I don't get where is the focus ...
on the eyes (where it suppose to be) the sharpness is 3-4px, on the teeths 3-4px, on the chair 4-5 px...
On the skin I don't see pore, just 4x4 darker spots
Everything is so blurry on 24M, maybe the photographer should shoot on 15M picture size since this the objective doesn't provide enough sharpness for higher resolution with hi ISO.
How sharp do you expect with a 1855 kit @ iso 3200?24MP can be amazingly sharp if shot with a "gold ring".
Why are you blaming the lens? The softness looks like noise reduction. Nikon and Canon have gotten pretty good at hiding noise in jpeg--this is jpeg, right?--in relatively unobtrusive ways. The noise reduction in the Canon 5DMIII is amazing. It's biggest flaw is its horrific rendering of reds at high ISO.
If this is jpeg, I withhold my judgment until I see high-ISO raw shots.
Pretty clean! Puts my 12mp to shame!