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frustrated trying to get sharp images with D7100

jessoteric1

Sebastopol, US
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jessoteric1 Registered since 29th Apr 2007
Thu 09-Jan-14 03:35 AM

I've used my new 7100 for a few months now and just can't seem to get the results I expected. The percentage of soft images I get is much higher than with my old D80 especially with longer lenses.
My frustration level has soared since I got an AF 80-400 D ED the other day.Expecting the sharp images I've seen from a D300 with this lens I was sorely disappointed. Even shooting at 200mm or less with faster shutter speeds ,tripod mounted I cant get a decent shot.
I've tried various aperatures, different metering, auto focus single and continuous. I've been conscious of the slow auto focusing and have made sure the focus dot was there before tripping the shutter as well as trying manual focus.
I went to the auto focus lens forum and got some ideas there but still no luck.Several people from that forum suggested that maybe the higher pixal density is an issue. Others say that they get good results with the 7100 and this lens but it took them some time to get it dialed. I'm not clear about what that may mean but hoping they will clarify it for me.
If anyone has had this experience and can help me through this I will be forever grateful!
I am shooting wildlife but have also tried inanimate subjects.
Thanks
Jess

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