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D. Diggler wrote:
the misfocusing of distant subjects and backlit subjects with 35 and 85
Suppose you heard about the new D800 firmware. People are reporting that focus is noticeably improved in both AF-C and AF-S. Maybe you should try it.
Maybe he should try a different profession.
Form, all this spiel about improved dynamic range, better AF etc is for the most part marketing irrelevance for pro photogs like yourself. I'm pretty sure pro wedding togs were taking amazing pictures 10 years ago. Yep, they definitely were.
Your issue is not with the gear. It's with yourself. Hundreds of other members have said it too. You need to just change your outlook my friend. I kinda understand you as in many regards I feel the same way about my profession (not photography), and I am always considering new gear, lenses, cameras, flashes etc but ultimately after spending a horrendous amount of money I realise that none of this stuff makes me take better pictures. Taking more pictures, reading posts on here, reading magazines, trying new things, making mistakes, all make me take better pictures.
Smile. You have awesome equipment. A D800 and a 5D3. Many people can only dream of owning such equipment. They're 2 of the best DSLR's ever released so I struggle to see how anyone can suggest they're not enough to make amazing pictures with.
My advice. Go buy a Fuji X100 or X-E1 (not for your wedding work). Take a few weeks and take the camera out with you every day. It will force you to look at photography in a different way. It will force you to slow down, look at the light, look at your subjects and the composition in a way you're not used to. It will challenge you! When you go back and pick up your 5D3 or D800 you'll suddenly realise what beasts they are and just how insanely competent they are. I realised that I was letting the camera do too much of the work. After using the Fuji for a few weeks I have a whole new appreciation for the Nikon DSLR's and feel I am taking better pictures than before.