The right lens for a digital camera....
i have been using the d100 for about 1 month now and am still wondering is there a certain type lens the will make all your shots sharp. currently i'm using a tamron 28-200mm, f/3.8-5.6,
a sigma 24mm f2.8, and a nikon 85mm, f1.8.
now i know you can hold the camera in your hands at shutter speeds as 1/30 and up but taking the same images with my film camera (nikon n80) the images seems much sharper.
is there a difference between film and digital?
by the way, the camera i'm using is a d100.
#1. "RE: The right lens for a digital camera...." | In response to Reply # 0genec57 Basic MemberSun 22-Sep-02 09:56 PM
There is no magic lens for digital. Actually, somewhat lesser lens like the tamron 28-200 which is considered to be a bit soft will benefit from the "crop factor" of digital in that only the sharpest center portion of the lens is actually being used.
That said, digital has an inherent softness due to the anti-aliasing (sp?) (AA) filter. It is absolutely necessary to sharpen your digital image either incamera or, better, in post processing using unsharp mask or similiar.
Unless you are very steady indeed I would not hand hold at 1/30 except possibly with the 24mm. The rule of thumb for hand holding is 1/focal length. i.e. with a 200mm lens your minimum speed should be 1/200. This could be part of your problem.
#2. "RE: The right lens for a digital camera...." | In response to Reply # 1da1_2blame Registered since 19th Sep 2002Mon 23-Sep-02 01:04 PM
you hit the thumb holding the nai...er, nail on the head!
man, i was wondering whiiiiieeeee some images were really sharp then almost all others were...soft!
i'm learning to use my software and it's just what i've been wanting to do for the longest. i would see photofinishers do their little jiggle behind the counter as if to say, "no, i'm the man!"
(sounds like i have issues, maybe even a little jealousy?-hey, everyone's got their hangups)
what i'm trying to say is i want to do it all and i've found the place of answers! "NIKONIA!"
(sorry, getting a little excited).
there just doesn't seem to be many who share my excitement for the craft.
i'm an artist, jack of many arts,trades, call em what you may, but i'm a musician (i own my own studio, but i can't sing), air-brush, draw, paint, if they can do it so can i.
but for years, photography eluded me; i couldn't get those great shots seen in mag's,etc.
took a short 7 week class and baluunka, i'm turning flips!
i'm sorry, i didn't mean to rant so i'll stop here.
i said all that to say, thanks gene!
p.s. i bet you say, "i'll never answer that guy again.
no, i'm not crazy, but crazy helps.
now if i could just find out how to get to darrell's pictures...