New D850 frustrations

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JSDPHO New Member • Posts: 4
New D850 frustrations

Hi, new to the forum and just bought a new D850.

Ive been using a D810 and a Nikon 300 2.8 (among other lenses) for a number of years, dozens of sharp photos. In the last few days of experimenting I can’t get a sharp photo with the D850 with any lens, but mostly been experimenting with the 300 2.8. I’ve tried everything, electronic front curtain shutter, exposure delay, Mup, high shutter speed, sturdy tripod, VR on/off, any combination of these, you name it. When I take a shot of a stationary object and look at the DOF, I can clearly see the zone of focus, but its  just not sharp when zoomed in to 100%.  This makes me think AF Fine Tune won’t help, as that’s for front or back focusing issues?  I even returned the camera to the store and they graciously exchanged it for another one. Same situation with the second body.

Clearly I am missing something but I can’t think what it is.  I understand the 850 demands a high level of technique but hell, I’ve tried everything I knew from the D810. Frustrated to say the least. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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