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

tivoli1

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tivoli1 Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Nov 2011
Tue 21-May-13 02:31 PM

I've been having great success as follows, especially when I am shooting indoors with no flash, running around and without a tripod. I use:

a 50mm Nikkor 1.2 manual focus lens

auto ISO

shoot somewhere around f4

set the minimum shutter speed at 1/250 and hope for the best (that it doesn't override too low, which it usually does not-it usually does not go lower than 1/30)

And the secret weapon is a big, bulky Cyclops viewfinder attached to the back which REALLY helps me nail the focus-I could not do it without that because it magnifies and brightens the image substantially.

I often shoot products at trade shows (not professionally) and have been looking for the best way to get gorgeous, sharp images without flash or a tripod, and I think I found the way. Then, as necessary, I put the images through Nik's Dfine to manage the small amount of noise I may get which solves nearly everything.

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