Is this the best I can expect from D800?

Started Apr 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
MiraShootsNikon Contributing Member • Posts: 928
Need SAT scores & personal references, too?

Sergeg wrote:

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 like your spirit Mira, but show us what you got!

Why can't you click on my name and look at my gallery? Or click on my name and look at the hundreds of photographs I have posted in previous threads?

Why do I have to "audition" to post in this thread? Mine isn't the first critical comment, or even the most critical comment.

Why are you the judge of this audition?

I'm not the one claiming to have 40 years of professional experience.

I'm not the one claiming dissatisfaction with my camera's performance.

If I were, I'd be posting controlled test shots of a chart, taken in a studio environment, under even, 5450K light. And they would be RAW, not JPEG. I know I'm just an ingenue compared to the OP, but we work with what we have, no?

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