Is this the best I can expect from D800?

Started Apr 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Re: Is this the best I can expect from D800?

wireless wrote:

Robin Casady wrote:

This is what a D800E image with a AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens should look like. Sharpening in Lightroom 5 was 50, 0.5, 50, 21. A D800 image would require more sharpening.

Robin, what was your focus point in this image? How did you determine where to set it? Due to the sharpness of the near grass, it appears that it was near rather than far. I'd rather not set my aperture up in the double digits but with shots like this I'm hesitant to set too low.

regards, David

IIRC, the focus point was the tree trunk. DOF extends further back from the focus point farther than it extends towards the camera. This was shot at f/8 at 1/250 with AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED at 32mm.

There is an interesting article about double digit f/stops on the blog:

Overcoming My f / Entekaphobia  by Roger Cicala

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