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bobpilot Silver Member  Washington, US  Nikonian since 08th May 2007 Tue 29-Jan-13 08:50 PM
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#3. "RE: sharpness: my perpetural struggle"
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Tue 29-Jan-13 08:51 PM by bobpilot


>The whole image appears a bit soft to me.

Yes to me as well; the image is enlarged in View to 1:1
>
>A few questions:
>
>1) What was the camera to subject distance?

20 feet, maybe 25.

>
>2) Were you using the center focus point?

Yes, or a point near to it.

>
>3) What was the focus target?

The bolt

>
>4) I assume you were using autofocus, correct?

Yes

>
>5) Was the wind blowing? If yes, how strong?

No wind, the camera was set on carpet (hmmm) in my living room and the shot was made through the patio door. (the door was open)

>
>6) Was the camera/lens configuration mounted on the tripod
>base plate, or was it elevated using the center column? If
>the latter, how much was it elevated?

base plate

>
>7) How heavy is the camera/lens package compared to the weight
>of the tripod?

The tripod is more than adequate as is the support package for the lens.


>
>8) Is the pano base rated for the load it was carrying? RRS
>products usually have adequated load capacity.


Yes

>
>9) How well was the camera/lens package balanced ( front to
>back) on the tripod mount?


balanced so that I could have the tilt loose and it did not move; it was centered.

>
>10) Is the tripod rated for the camera/lens etc. load it was
>carrying? Remember: In addition to pitch and roll, tripods are
>subject to wind-induced yaw (torsional) movement, depending on
>wind angle and strength. This can be a problem with a heavy,
>unbalanced load, on an elevated center column, on an
>under-rated tripod in a strong wind, etc. The movement may be
>imperceptible to you, but the camera/lens will record it.

Tripod is adequate, load balanced, no wind.

>
>11) I can't tell from the image: Is the movement horizontal
>or vertical?
>

I do not know.


>12) Can you recall the above conditions when you achieved
>sharp images with this configuration?

random, as far as I know.

>
>If it isn't camera movement during exposure, it may be a focus
>issue that we can explore next if necessary.
>
>I'm out of questions for now ...


I paid a lot of money for this 600mm lens, it better not be a lens problem. If it is, and if it needs repair, then I need to get on this now to have it ready for Yellowstone.

I followed the advice of Moose Peterson and had the gimbal head loose, I watched his videos and set my system just like he did. hmmm, maybe that is not a good idea. I'll take a few more pics with the head locked. That might be the issue. If so, then how does he do it?

Bear in mind, this is the best of the group; the others are blurry









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Reply message RE: sharpness: my perpetural struggle HBB Moderator Hal is an expert in several areas, including CLS Awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Resources.
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     Reply message I don't think it's your tripod Bob.... Jim Pearce Silver Member
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     Reply message RE: I don't think it's your tripod Bob.... bobpilot Silver Member
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          Reply message Shoot a ruler at 45 degrees Bob... Jim Pearce Silver Member
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     Reply message RE: sharpness: my perpetural struggle HBB Moderator Hal is an expert in several areas, including CLS Awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Resources.
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     Reply message There's no need for this... Jim Pearce Silver Member
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