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How do I get sharper, in-focus pictures? Want to learn!

FutureFocus

Leominster, US
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"RE: How do I get sharper, in-focus pictures? Want to learn!"

FutureFocus Registered since 18th Feb 2013
Tue 14-May-13 03:21 PM | edited Tue 14-May-13 03:24 PM by FutureFocus

Hi Alan, (my appreciation is the same for everyone's responses)

Thanks for taking your time & warm response to reply point by point as others have.

I will make a effort to acknowledge all who contribute over time as it takes me so long to type.

My eyes are certainly not sharp and wear glasses & being in my 50's things are not improving. I rarely use manual focus as my eyes on any given day can't be trusted. The D-800 manual suggests a number of lighting scenarios where "autofocus may not work properly". I was trying to obtain confirmation.

I will update my profile so that the forum knows more about my situation in order to be helpful.

I edit in both RAW and Fine JPEG and record both at the same time when shooting. Have an old free version of Photoshop 2 which is outdated and has limited usefulness, hence I have LR 4.4 to work with.

So, what is the "wall" as far as ISO is concerned where there is visible noise? Do you use Auto ISO or dial in the value as conditions warrant?

Is there a general rule of thumb for the "best" 800's ISO setting in the following conditions:

a) clear and sunny- no clouds
b) partly sunny- few to moderate # of clouds
c) mostly cloudy/closing in on being covered.
d) totally overcast

Agree with you on you 2/FL recommendation. Some days my hands shake more than others!

I was seriously contemplating buying a book from D Busch as I have his for the D-90. Going from that model to this is a quantum leap!

Last thing for now, I do not own any primes... just 2 zooms. Why?

Expensive acquisition/transistion. Just getting started into FX from DX.

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