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

geno64

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

geno64 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Sep 2012
Thu 23-May-13 12:59 AM

I've been having the same problems. I attended a workshop in the Smoky Mountains recently as was advised to shoot at F8 or 11 and not beyond that. Make sure I use a sturdy tripod. I brought a smaller, lighter one, to cut back on the weight, a mistake. I was taking some pretty long exposures in an effort to turn the water into cotton and was told to use live view, that way the mirror is up and not slapping with the each exposure. I was also told to use a cable release and not touch the camera during the exposure. I now use a Delta Remote from Interfit. Thirty eight bucks. All the things we've done in the past, only now they seem even more important with the resolution on the 800. I very seldom shoot handheld. If I do, it's with my 7000, lighter, smaller. Getting old isn't helping. Good luck.

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