Go to a  "printer friendly" view of this message which allow an easy print Printer-friendly copy Go to the page which allows you to send this topic link and a message to a friend Email this topic to a friend
Forums Lobby GET TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA & MASTER IT Nikon D5300/D5200/D5100/D5000/D3300/D3200/D3100/D3000 (Public) topic #7464
View in linear mode

Subject: "RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution" Previous topic | Next topic
Pipewelder Registered since 09th Jan 2013Mon 21-Jan-13 01:24 AM
89 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#9. "RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution"
In response to In response to 3


Iuka, US
          

>Probably you are - but it's not so much of the camera, but the
>lens, and perhaps your skills. Particularly the flying ones
>require some skill as well as the right equipment.
>
I do understand the need for steadiness. I actually propped on a fence and carefully took the picture. Similar to the technique I used with the bridge camera. I zipped a few of the bridge camera pictures and put them on one of my ftp sites at http://weldingdata.com/FtpPublic/EagleCanon (2).zip These were handheld in a similar manner. I am leading to think its just the lens however clipping out 2 1000x1000 pixel sections shows a noticeble difference in sharpness.


>D5100? Was it a JPEG or a raw file? Assuming that it was a
>JPEG, the sharpness settings on DSLRs tend to be lower than on
>point-and-shoots or bridge cameras, since it is much more
>likely that a DSLR owner will want to post process the image.

I will have to study up on that. I would have figured the image was processed the same or better in the DSLR but I am a bit new to the technical aspects of digital photography.



>Next, there's the consideration of just exactly what the AF
>was attempting to get into focus. In this case, you have a
>pretty tiny bird, surrounded by branches, nest and tree - all
>of which are at different focus distances. If you aren't
>careful about how you use the AF system, it would be VERY easy
>in this case to have the AF focused on something OTHER than
>the bird.

I was using the autofocus-auto mode with the 3d tracking. I will try the single point. I did play with these settimgs today and notice a loud click noise when I halfpress the shutter release. Took the lens off, put it back on, the clicking stopped.

>
>The flying birds are another story altogether. Were you
>tracking them, or did you simply try to get one in the middle
>of the air? Do you have AF-C set?

I was still on AF-A but multiple dots were on the bird in the air but I didn't notice if the lens was continiously focusing.


Thanks again for your information. This is a great forum.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote

A general, generic topicFocus, Sharpness and Resolution [View all] , Pipewelder , Sun 20-Jan-13 03:55 AM
 
Subject Author Message Date ID
Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
JosephK Silver Member
20th Jan 2013
1
Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
Pipewelder
20th Jan 2013
2
     Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
Leonard62 Gold Member
20th Jan 2013
4
          Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
Pipewelder
21st Jan 2013
8
Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
blw Moderator
20th Jan 2013
3
Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
Pipewelder
21st Jan 2013
9
Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
WD4MLA Silver Member
20th Jan 2013
5
Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
Pipewelder
21st Jan 2013
10
     Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
Leonard62 Gold Member
21st Jan 2013
13
          Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
Pipewelder
22nd Jan 2013
14
               Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
Leonard62 Gold Member
22nd Jan 2013
15
                    Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
Pipewelder
22nd Jan 2013
16
                         Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
pistnbroke
23rd Jan 2013
17
                              Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
Pipewelder
23rd Jan 2013
18
Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
coolmom42 Silver Member
20th Jan 2013
6
Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
Pipewelder
21st Jan 2013
11
Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
WildIsle Silver Member
20th Jan 2013
7
Reply message RE: Focus, Sharpness and Resolution
Pipewelder
21st Jan 2013
12

Forums Lobby GET TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA & MASTER IT Nikon D5300/D5200/D5100/D5000/D3300/D3200/D3100/D3000 (Public) topic #7464 Previous topic | Next topic


Take the Nikonians Tour and learn more about being a Nikonian Wiki /FAQ /Help Listen to our MP3 photography radio channels Find anything on Nikon and imaging technology - fast!

Copyright © Nikonians 2000, 2014
All Rights Reserved

Nikonians®, NikoScope® and NikoniansAcademy™ are trademarks owned by Nikonians.org.
Nikon®, Nikonos® and Nikkor® are registered trademarks of Nikon Corporation.