This is an image, of course, but it’s also a test shot. I’m trying to tackle and tame the shortcomings of the CMOS sensor.
My brief experience with the D800E confirmed for me that “CMOS is CMOS” when it comes to trying to pull out shadow detail (or getting micro-contrast, or getting good skin tones)… i.e., as of April 2014, it’s not as good as CCD, whether we’re talking Nikon or Leica.
Surprisingly, the D800E also made me appreciate the M240 more.
However, going forward I’m going to give the technical stuff a rest and start concentrating on photography again.
And as I go along I hopefully will be able to reduce the time it took to get this image to where I wanted it to be.
↑Leica M240 and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.