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Björn Carlén

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My D600 revisited
« on: August 23, 2020, 21:25:21 »
Hello, Nikon people!
After a few years of shooting Olympus MFT only, I took my old D600 down from the shelf and the 85/1,8G as well for use in the portrait studio.
I found that the lens was front focusing to the extent that I had to correct it by +20, and it may still not be totally spot on.
My images come out  not very sharp, I think. Is the degree of sharpness you see in the enclosed files normal for this combo straight out of camera, and may the blur be due to the AA-filter?
The attached focus test picture has a sharpness of 40 added in LR. Focus is on 37 on the centimeter scale. @f/1,8 at a distance of about one meter. The portrait is completely without sharpening in post. @f/8 from about 2 meter distance. Strobes were fired. Sharpening in camera is off. Both are 100% crops.
Kindly,
Björn Carlén
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Re: My D600 revisited
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2020, 22:00:25 »
The scale/matches focusing test seems perfect. It is indeed spot on 37cm on the ruler. Do note that LCA makes placing the plane of focus  a matter of taste regarding minimised red-green fringing.

Thge musician's portret came out very nicely. She probably wouldn't appreciate it being any sharper is my guess :)

My D600 still delivers very sharp images if paired with a good lens.

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Re: My D600 revisited
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2020, 22:51:20 »
I forgot to say the portrait was taken at ISO 320.

Birna Rørslett, I take it you don’t consider the 85/1,8G to be a very good lens. Might I have gotten a bad sample?
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Re: My D600 revisited
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2020, 22:56:23 »
No, that is not my intended meaning at all. It is generally known as a very good performer.

Whether or not you have an under-performing specimen of it cannot be ascertained from these sampes at all.