by Mike McNamee Published 01/08/2012
Ellie Coster training at the Newport Velodrome. Nikon D4 1/10 f5.6 400 ISO, Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 Shot with supplementary flash © Ian Cook
Initially we had an outbreak of panic when we failed to find the chromatic aberration slider in ACR. Apparently it is built as 'automatic' in to ACR 6.7 and contrary to initial reports (which we repeated) we found it to work OK on our systems using Paul Gallagher's files. To repair any misconceptions the screen grabs below show the CA Correction in action. We went back to Paul McMullin's original shot to retest the effect of CA correction. In truth the 24-70mm f2.8 Nikkor is so good that we could not find any identifiable chromatic aberration, just a bit of softness at the frame edges; this probably explains the initial concerns.
ABOVE: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard and Chelsea's Mikel John Obi challenge for the header Nikon D4 1/1000s f4, 800 ISO, Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 1.4x TC © CameraSport - Ian Cook
By any measure, the D800 breaks new ground. As we explained in April, it occupies positions on the specifications graph which are both new and lonely, nothing else is in the vicinity! So, for our part we have been examining the sharpening issues that such a huge pixel count brings with it and attempting to put some value judgements on the settings.
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