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As you're in Doncaster, if you ever fancied a trip out somewhere in the Peak District then give us a shout. I'm kinda feeling the same as you atm so I'm having a few weeks off before a little break in Norfolk which will hopefully get the itch itching again with a few seascapes.
Now that is something I would be interested in and will take you up on. Thanks David.
 
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That does not make sense. Are you using jpeg fine or raw. Do you post process them with clarity / sharpness tools or anything etc ?
I never shoot in anything other than raw and have processed the images in the same way I'd process the images from the Canon.

I'm finding myself cranking the sharpness up far higher than I did previously, and it still looks much softer, particularly when I pixel peep at objects that are in the disatance although it's still noticeable with the foreground, and thats with focus stacking.
 
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you found the secret that the Canon is a better camera for you ;)
Well not particularly. The low light performance is terrible and trying to shoot the night sky is near impossible without terribly noisy images.

There is no denying however that in my sunset test shots with D750 the sharpness is a fair whack off what I was achieving with 750D. I'm more concerned that I carry on shooting with a camera body that requires replacing or repair, whilst I try to fine tune nailing the sharpness, getting nowhere in the process.

Every other aspect of the D750 has impressed me so far and I have absolutely zero loyalty to any brand so I'd rather make this work than revert to using a very limiting crop sensor canon and/or selling up at a loss to purchase an upgraded Canon body and lenses.
 
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Well not particularly. The low light performance is terrible and trying to shoot the night sky is near impossible without terribly noisy images.

There is no denying however that in my sunset test shots with D750 the sharpness is a fair whack off what I was achieving with 750D. I'm more concerned that I carry on shooting with a camera body that requires replacing or repair, whilst I try to fine tune nailing the sharpness, getting nowhere in the process.

Every other aspect of the D750 has impressed me so far and I have absolutely zero loyalty to any brand so I'd rather make this work than revert to using a very limiting crop sensor canon and/or selling up at a loss to purchase an upgraded Canon body and lenses.
There must be something amiss here, doesnt make sense at all. I came from a 5D2 and no difference with sharpness. See what those samples come out like.
 
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Well not particularly. The low light performance is terrible and trying to shoot the night sky is near impossible without terribly noisy images.

There is no denying however that in my sunset test shots with D750 the sharpness is a fair whack off what I was achieving with 750D. I'm more concerned that I carry on shooting with a camera body that requires replacing or repair, whilst I try to fine tune nailing the sharpness, getting nowhere in the process.

Every other aspect of the D750 has impressed me so far and I have absolutely zero loyalty to any brand so I'd rather make this work than revert to using a very limiting crop sensor canon and/or selling up at a loss to purchase an upgraded Canon body and lenses.
So this is around 130% crop from my d750 @ f1.4. No sharpening.

 
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There must be something amiss here, doesnt make sense at all. I came from a 5D2 and no difference with sharpness. See what those samples come out like.
That's my fear! Hopefully i'll be able to provide better examples after tomorrow's shoot and I'll fire up some side by side comparisons with the same camera and editing settings used :)
 
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That's my fear! Hopefully i'll be able to provide better examples after tomorrow's shoot and I'll fire up some side by side comparisons with the same camera and editing settings used :)
Heres one more, if you click through you should be able to view / DL at 100%, the focus point was on the nose. Again, no additional sharpening in LR. Couldve added clarity / contrast to get rid of the slight glow due to fast aperture. WYSIWYG.

  • ƒ/1.4
  • 35.0 mm
  • 1/1000
  • ISO 200
  • Flash (off, did not fire)
 
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Heres one more, if you click through you should be able to view / DL at 100%, the focus point was on the nose. Again, no additional sharpening in LR.

  • ƒ/1.4
  • 35.0 mm
  • 1/1000
  • ISO 200
  • Flash (off, did not fire)
Yea thought so, my 24mp aps-c Nikon was very sharp like that without messing with it
 
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Heres one more, if you click through you should be able to view / DL at 100%, the focus point was on the nose. Again, no additional sharpening in LR. Couldve added clarity / contrast to get rid of the slight glow due to fast aperture. WYSIWYG.

  • ƒ/1.4
  • 35.0 mm
  • 1/1000
  • ISO 200
  • Flash (off, did not fire)
Your moggy looks like a Scottish wildcat! Really cool shot :) and also way sharper than I'm currently achieving!

Out of interest was this shot on manual or auto focus?
 
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Heres one more, if you click through you should be able to view / DL at 100%, the focus point was on the nose. Again, no additional sharpening in LR. Couldve added clarity / contrast to get rid of the slight glow due to fast aperture. WYSIWYG.

  • ƒ/1.4
  • 35.0 mm
  • 1/1000
  • ISO 200
  • Flash (off, did not fire)
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nice shot, what camera,May 2015?
 
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I've recently moved onto shooting with a D750 after having used a Canon 750D for the last year and I'm noticing my images are quite considerably less sharp than I was achieving with the Canon 750D and the 18-55 kit lens.

It can't be a focus issue as I've tried everything. I shoot on manual focus and use live view to zoom and ensure its as sharp as possible and also tend to shoot at fairly narrow apertures. I've even tried using autofocus to see if that makes a difference but no such luck. I have tested the body on a 24-120 f4, a 16-35 f4 and a Samyang 14mm f2.8, using a rock solid tripod and shutter release cable.

The low light performance and dynamic range are massively impressive but I'd be lying if I was to say I'm not slightly disappointed with the sharpness vs the much cheaper crop sensor Cannon body and lens. I understand it's fairly difficult for folk to judge with no sample images but would this suggest I have a bit of a dud on my hands? Or is it just that my expectations were too high and I shouldn't expect it to be as sharp or sharper than the Canon?
All things considered equal the D750 should be sharper than a crop body. So something's not right. I can't think what would be making it soft though, you can't blame it needing AF fine tuning if you're using manual focus. So if you're sure you're focussing properly, and you're not making any other silly errors (it happens when switching systems) I'd say something's wrong with the camera so maybe try another and see how you get on.
 
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