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Is Nikon Telling Us That D800E Is Not A Good Choice For...

phil711

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phil711 Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jun 2008
Wed 21-Mar-12 02:49 PM

I agree with Tom and would add that diffraction affects are easily reduced or eliminated in post processing. I shoot scenics at f/22 frequently and after post processing the result is equal or better than the same shot at f/8.

Unlike the effects of focus problems or camera movement problems, I view diffraction as more of a contrast problem than a sharpness problem. Even at f/22, most of the little photons are getting to their proper place on the sensor and only a relative few are going off course after passing the edge of the diaphragm. The errant photons are merely diluting an otherwise good image. There is certainly some diffraction at f/8, but it is just not as noticeable.

Typically, I use Nik Tonal Contrast filter with a touch of Unsharp Mask. Then I oversharpen a bit before sending the image to my inkjet. I suspect my friends who use a D7000 would have similar results. The D800E may or may not. I will wait patiently to find out.

In any case, I can deal with diffraction.

Phil

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