You have a D800E, you need a tilt-shift lens

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bigpigbig Senior Member • Posts: 1,738
You have a D800E, you need a tilt-shift lens

OK. You don't NEED anything, but for many situations using the optimal aperture of the lens (f8 for example) and tilting the lens to create the focal plane that you want will create FAR better results than stopping down to f16-f32 where diffraction starts to soften your image.

Depending on your subject, you might even be able to get everything from 3 feet to infinity away from you in focus at f2.8.

The other option is to use focus stacking, but with moving subjects this can get very tricky or impossible.

If you bought the D800E for its incredible resolution, you owe it to yourself to learn how to max it out.

f5.6 - No tilt - Focus  at the 50" Mark

f5.6 - 5 Degrees of tilt

Full Resolution in Flickr

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Fujifilm X-E1 Fujifilm X-T1 Nikon D810 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED +12 more
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