Fri 18-May-12 03:35 AM | edited Fri 18-May-12 03:35 AM by davidhunternyc
>Ref. your comments on focusing... >I too was disappointed in my early days with focusing on Nikon >DSLRs. I even bought another similar focal length lens because >I thought something was wrong. As it turned out, it was my >selection of focus point. It might not focus well on a pale >subject with soft edge against a pale background. For best >results select an object at the same distance that has a hard >edge and has lots of contrast. Or use a focus point where the >object has lots of light/dark detail. > >Best of Luck! >-Al
I thank you all for your advice. Yes, as much as I dislike weddings it seems I am already getting requests to shoot more of them and this is one of the reasons that I am getting a D800E. Other than that, I plan on taking photos of people and architecture around NYC. I have taken heed of your comments and I getting ready to jump the gun. For now, I think my first lens will be the 35mm 1.4g. For some reason, I don't want my first lens to be a zoom. I want a prime lens with excellent photographic qualities that I can use as an all-around lens. That is why I think I'm going to get the 35mm 1.4g. If any of you think this choice is a mistake, please let me know. Thank you too, Al, for your comments. I was actually with a professional photographer and he too was perplexed by the D800 / 50mm 1.4g focus problems. He had no clue as to why the soft focus when wide open. The other wrench to this equation is that both the D800 and 50mm were rentals. Both pieces of equipment have been used heavily.