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How to get sharp pics with the D800?

ericbowles

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005
Thu 26-Apr-12 11:48 AM

<Who and how can set the mirror stop/do necesary fine tunings?>

Nikon Repair would make any required adjustments. BUT - don't blame the gear without exhausting other sources of soft images.

One thing to remember with the D800 is that a 100% crop showing 1000 pixels or so is much smaller and more magnified than a 100% crop on earlier cameras. On the D800, 1000 pixels is just 1/7 of the image while on the D200/D300 is is 1/4 the image - near the equivalent of a 200% view.

Sharp images require excellent technique. Good technique takes practice - both with focus and with stability. Start on a tripod with Live View, move to a tripod with Mirror Up and learn what the gear can do. Keep your shutter speeds at 1/1000 sec or more and f/8. Then start working on shallower apertures with fast shutter speeds. Don't expect to get quality test images in marginal situations such as low light, slow shutter speeds, etc.

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