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

slalom002

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slalom002 Registered since 11th Oct 2008
Fri 24-May-13 07:43 AM

This has been a very informative thread for me. Thanks to all for the useful advice.

I migrated from film to D100 to D200 to D700 to D800. The last was the most difficult migration. The difficulty was dealing with the incredible precision that the D800 offers and rewards. Much like a high powered car it can be fantastic or it can come around and bit your ...

I had done my reading here on Nikonians. I decided not to use any zoom lenses for the first 5 months. The D800 is incredibly sharp. It is so sharp that you really notice what is in focus. The Nikonians depth of field calculator is very reassuring. For example my 85mm f/1.8 at a distance of 2 m has roughly 6cm dof. At the same distance at f/8 the depth of field is still only 21 cm.

When I look at my images using Aperture with the focus point highlighted, I see why so much is "not sharp". It is because so little is blow your socks off sharp.

With my 50mm f/1.4G I can use this to highlight my subject and the bokeh is breathtaking.

I have started to use zoom lenses again and my 24-70 is my travel lens, but my 50, 85 and 105 are the ones that give me the most pleasing results. Tonight I am picking up a sliding plate for my geared tripod head, I may be tempted by a wide angle prime 35mm? 24mm? or 28mm? Ah the perils of NAS

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