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sharpness: my perpetural struggle

HBB

Phoenix, US
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Tue 29-Jan-13 11:03 PM

Jim:

Thanks for your contributions to this thread. With enough heads together, I'm sure we can help Bob.

Agreed: faster shutter speed may quickly identify a vibration issue ... unless it is a focus issue as others have suggested.

In Bob's initial post, he indicated he was shooting at 1/500 second, which is a bit slow if we believe in the 1/focal length rule of thumb for shutter speed.

If I were going to take that configuration to a national park for some wildlife images, I would like to be able to shoot in low light situations, at maximum aperture when necessary, where faster shutter speeds are not possible. I would also like to shoot at base ISO and RAW format for maximum image quality. These conditions require a very stable platform and excellent long-lens technique.

True confession time: I tend to overkill when faced with challenges like this.

Thanks again for joining the discussion.

Regards,

HBB in Phoenix, Arizona
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