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Does D50 have sharpness problems?

CzarekMart


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CzarekMart Registered since 05th Jun 2006
Mon 05-Jun-06 05:27 PM

Greetings!
I am a beginning hobbyist and I was testing my D50 after I got a bit suspicious about it's sharpness in certain conditions.
I was using two lenses: kit lens 18-55 and Nikkor 18-200 VR.
On both of them I noticed sharpness problems in some conditions.
Nikkor 18-200 does good pictures on objects up to 60 feet, but for more broad and distant panoramas the images are too soft on edges. I was expecting razor sharp images and instead I received very soft photos as if I was using a diffuser filter.
Is the problem with D50 body or with the lens?
I was trying two D50s and got exactly the same results.
This is a little gallery with my test images:
http://www.pbase.com/pulkownik_swiatlo/photo_problems

Am I expecting something impossible? Sometimes I am looking at razor sharp landscapes on various galleries and I am wondering why my D50 and 18-200 VR cannot deliver the same.
Even when I do close outdoor portraits taken in a gray and low in contrast weather they come up fuzzy and very soft on edges.

Is D50 really not suitable for sharp images, or is rather the lenses? If it's the lenses, which lenses should I get?
Thank you,
Czarek

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