D800 worse that I had hoped for :( Locked

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Daniel Lauring
Daniel Lauring Veteran Member • Posts: 9,033
Re: D800 worse that I had hoped for :(

msusic wrote:

Second, it's hard to get sharp images with 85mm 1.8G with shutter speeds under 1/160s.

The D800's higher pixel count will always yield higher sharpness, at the same output level, if everything else is the same (ie. same shutter speed and aperture.)  However, if you want to extract the full potential of the D800's extra pixels you do have to improve shake and your observance of DOF and focus in general.  Specifically, if you want to crop, you need to treat any lens like a longer focal length the same amount you crop.  In other words if you crop 50%, a 85mm lens becomes a 170mm lens.

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