Is this the best I can expect from D800?

Started Apr 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
Steve Bingham
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Re: Pretty Fishy

Agreed. Doesn't make sense. The solution is obvious - mediocre glass in the corners and edges. As a retired "pro" who allegedly used a Phase One I am a little suspicious.

MiraShootsNikon wrote:

Sorry, Les. Your story doesn't make any sense.

Your sample photograph is a terrible example with which to judge anything. It's under-exposed by at least a stop, and since there's just zero composition, it's hard to tell what you even want to be well exposed or sharp. The boat? All of it? Who knows.

Also, since it's a JPEG, how do you even know how sharp your camera's output really is?

I just have a hard time believing that someone who's been a working commercial pro for 40 years, shooting daily with a Phase One rig, would use such a completely mindless snapshot as a test example of . . . anything . . . with a group of his peers.

LesGoodey wrote:

Hello, I have been a professional photographer since 1974 working in the Commercial, Military and Education areas. I use Phase medium format equipment in my day job and Canon 5D and 5D11 personally. I recently bought a Nikon D800 with a Tamron SP 24-70 f2.8 for myself and after hundreds of shots I have yet to find a single one that I am happy with!

I have scoured the internet looking for information on achieving sharp images and downloaded as many real world samples as I can find and I have to say I don't think those are any better.

I am talking about hand held shots inparticular and although I'm getting on a bit I don't think I shake that much.

I notice that most recommendations are for higher ISO and shutter speeds than you might otherwise have used.

Here is a full size out of the camera jpeg for your comments:

Nikon D800 Tamron SP24-70 f2.8 - 400th sec at f8 - 250 ISO

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