Hi everyone, I am a doctor who has been recently introduced to the wonderful art of photography. My first camera was a Sony Nex 5r with 16-50 kit lens and I had a gala time with it. I mostly used to shoot in superior "Auto" mode and the pics were almost always great upto iso 3200.
The pics taken outdoors in bright sunlight by Nex 5R were absolutely stunning full of details and perfectly metered.I always shot Jpeg when I had the sony. I never had a problem with over or under exposure. Never needed exposure compensation or any photoshopping.
Unfortunately since the Nex 5R did not have a hot shoe and the lenses were also pretty expensive, I "upgraded" to a Nikon D3300, mainly for the 35 mm prime lens so that I can improve my flashless photography.
Alas while the D3300 is okayish indoors, It is an abolute disaster outdoors in good light even with overcast sky.
I have tried taking pictures in manual mode, and I do know my way around histograms. I have also tried all the semi auto and full auto modes. somehow the photos dont even look half as good as sony.
main areas where I have problems is:
focus while fast does not seem as precise as sony, for example my flower pics lack details when zoomed in foliage looks pretty disastrous. If I use a higher f no like f/8, everything is flare-y, thats with the hood on the whites are always washed away and the photos look dull out of the camera. I tried changing the picture styles and using custom WB, but still not getting the desired result.
here are some sample pics, from my nikon and then from my sony
Is there any problem with my Lens/sensor? If not kindly suggest some change of technique.