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| p.1 #13 · One shot from first D800 e-session |
Sergio, I didn't know you touched up skin.
It's seems like you don't seem thrilled with the D800, but why? This... ... provides no basis for comparison (i.e., which camera were you using prior to the D800). Can you provide context to these statements?
Because there are a few notable flaws including the LCD green tint and slower image review, plus I still haven't verified the accuracy of the camera's focus system.
It is consistent for sure, and I like that very much, but my habits of recomposing instead of using the appropriate focus point may have contributed to some slightly OOF images and any OOF images bother me at this point. I was pushing it fairly hard at f/1.8-f/2.2 pretty much all the time, and it nailed focus on probably 90-95% of shots, but there are the few that were slightly OOF (always front focused) that I cannot be sure whether or not my technique was the cause.
I know that focus-recomposing does lead to front-focused images, but I do not know that it would have led to front-focused images if I had focused on the correct objects in the first place (e.g. faces)...and I also do not know if focus-recompose would have led to OOF images in the instances where the subjects were only in a small part of the frame at 85mm (pretty much the only OOF images were even farther away than full-body portraits, so longer distances).
So the question remains: Is it my bad habit or the camera's function?
This is coming from three 5d2s, after selling a 1ds II I didn't enjoy and two 5d classics I grew out of due to limits in post-processing flexibility. Most of all, I want consistent accurate one-shot focus, and I definitely found that in most scenes. I just don't know yet if the few OOF (again, always front focused) were my fault for what I focused on and how I focused.
I'm also not really that content with the Nikon glass. The 85 f/1.8g is highly regarded, but I find the mild halation and notable fringing from f/1.8 through f/2.5 reminds me of the Canon 85 f/1.8 I sold in favor of the 85L long ago. Basically, having a wider starting aperture with the 85L allowed me to use the f/1.8-f/2.5 range without IQ flaws like the fringing...and I miss that.