Nikon D800E with 14-24

Started Jul 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
Marianne Oelund Veteran Member • Posts: 7,032
Have you checked for AF front- or back-focus?

Dana wrote:

Took out the D800E shooting for the first time today. Was shooting at 14mm, 5.6, 1/8 second, 14 bit, Live View, tripod, cable shutter release, Raw uncompressed, AFS single point. Photos came out totally lacking in sharpness. Anyone else having good results shooting with the 14-24 lens? I don't find the images looking any better than my D200 with 12-24 at 12mm. Very unhappy!

Using the same camera/lens combination, mine needs a -15 AF fine tune, or it will backfocus severely. That adjustment is effective for all AF points on my camera.

As far as what's achievable when focus is accurate, the 14-24 near the wide end can produce higher center sharpness than my Zeiss 35 f/2.

By the way, there is no reason to use uncompressed RAW in photography; it's just a waste of space. Use lossless compressed, at least.

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