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| p.1 #9 · The Lone Sentinel + 100% crop of Bird |
Would love to see 100% crop of bird and rocks below bird. I have yet to see a really sharp landscape shot out of the d800.
I think you have the wrong expectations. Maybe it will be different with the D800E, but the image is getting softened with the AA filter, just like the majority of all DSLR's. Plus, we are shooting landscape. We aren't shooting a bunch of straight lined, sharp edged objects. The objects in this shot with the rocks and all are round edged already, they are worn by erosion. So, I will say this, my shots with the D800 are no sharper than they were with the D700... but what they do have, is 100 times more detail... every little nook and cranny in the rocks can now be seen. And yes they are not perfectly sharp... but again, the AA filter is softening them. But simple apply UnSharp Mask just like I have always done, and the shot sharpens up immediately, and becomes crazy sharp!
So to repeat... for me the gain with the D800 is not extra sharpness, but extra detail... that then can be sharpened in PP like always.
And yeah, that bird is crazy sharp....