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500mmVR Focus/Clarity Issues or not??? advice/opinions please!?

cocadori

Three Forks, US
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cocadori Registered since 03rd Nov 2012
Sat 15-Dec-12 12:32 PM | edited Sat 15-Dec-12 12:33 PM by cocadori

OK so I have purchased a 500mm f/4 VRII..finally after a few years of saving. I have a D7000 that I am using with it. (contemplating going to FX body but that's another issue)

OK, so I am not exactly pleased with the results and I am seeking opinions on weather I am just not a good photographer (need more/better/improved skills) or my expectations of the lens are too high.

Is there anything I could have done to make this image sharper?

This was a handheld shot no tripod but pretty firm body support.

All opinions, advice criticism welcomed!


Camera Info:

Device: Nikon D7000
Lens: VR 500mm f/4G
Focal Length: 500mm
Focus Mode: AF-A
AF-Area Mode: Single
VR: ON

Exposure info:

Aperture: f/14
Shutter Speed: 1/1000s
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Exposure Comp.: 0EV
Exposure Tuning:
Metering: Center-Weighted
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 500

Image Settings:

White Balance: Auto1, 0, 0
Color Space: sRGB
High ISO NR: ON (Normal)
Long Exposure NR: OFF
Active D-Lighting: Auto
Image Authentication:
Vignette Control:
Auto Distortion Control: OFF


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