In the last two weeks, I’m very busy with my daughter. I helped her to completing his assignments in the College of Geology Engineering. Finally, just yesterday I was able to test the sharpness of the photos from my DSLR camera – the Nikon D800. The results below are generated image sharpness test, and I have noted that:
The image detail was extremely sharp…! I was checked by view it of original file (NEF) with ViewNX2 with zoom 100% – the result is EXTRAORDINARY – see the example image below.
At high ISO – noise was still up, I still investigate to “ISO limit” how much noise that can be tolerated. Noise that can be tolerated means the noise is eliminated or reduced without reducing the picture detail.
Use TRIPOD for slow speed. Since the D800 has a 36 Megapixels resolution, so we should really avoid “rocking” it while pressing the “shutter” cameras, so the goal should end that “blur” can be avoided or otherwise influence its outcome, even “micro shake” we should avoid it. If you are using the handheld method, try to use shutter faster than 1/100s, if slower then you should use a tripod or put camera on place it in a static / not shake (tables, fences, etc.).
Don’t CROP. Thom Hogan’s review that the use of full frame camera (Nikon D3, D600, D800, etc), try not to do the “cropping” the end result, so the composition and framing a snap should be fixed – at least not if the slightly crop only (less than 10% of the total area of the frame).
Always see the final result in the LCD ZOOM 100%, due to the raising appearance on the LCD, you can view the details of the photos. Consider the example below of photos DSC_0058.jpg & DSC_0055.jpg. Both of them I just did “resizing” of the original size to + / – 800 x 500 pixels only; consequently we just do not see any obvious differences. And if you crop the original file it will show a clear distinction where the first photo look blurry (DSC_0055_cropped.jpg), while the second photo (DSC_0058_cropped.jpg) in crop looks unusually sharp details.
I give the example above cause the Nikon D800 specifically designed for the consumer who prints photos in large size. So the picture detail is very important.