After just purchasing a new D7000
I have finally posted 2 images that I think are worthy of comment
#1. "RE: New D7000 images" | In response to Reply # 0billD80 Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Thu 27-Jan-11 07:18 PM
>After just purchasing a new D7000
>I have finally posted 2 images that I think are worthy of
These are great. Well done!
Question: Why did you shoot at 1/30th @ f/14? You may have a great reason for doing so, but if not, diffraction, lessening sharpness, sets in on your lens past f/11. Plus, a smaller aperture necessitates a longer shutter speed, increasing likelihood of shake.
The sweet spot, aperture wise, on your lens is between f/8-f/11.
#2. "RE: New D7000 images" | In response to Reply # 1wingnutt Registered since 02nd Jan 2011Thu 27-Jan-11 08:11 PM
Interesting you ask
I bought the D7000 on a whim on new years eve as I wanted to get into a hobbie (I did photography for one year at design school in the early 80's and nothing since
It a hangover from then when I had a film camera and shutting down to f22 was the ideal for landscapes (at least that is how I remember it)
I have been trawling forums etc with gusto since and actually about 3 nites ago, after I got back from holiday I read that stopping down 2 stops was the ideal and not the old standard
So now I'm trying to remember the new factoid
Cheers for the insite
#3. "RE: New D7000 images" | In response to Reply # 2JosephK Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Fri 28-Jan-11 07:25 PM
The sweet spot varies from lens to lens, but is usually in the f/5.6 to f/11 range.
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#4. "RE: New D7000 images" | In response to Reply # 3billD80 Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Fri 28-Jan-11 08:40 PM
>The sweet spot varies from lens to lens, but is usually in
>the f/5.6 to f/11 range.
With the Sigma 50mm f/1.4, the sweetspot, for sharpness, is around f/4.
It depends on the lens. Generally, 2 stops from wide open gets you well inside the ball park. But there are exceptions. The Sigma 8-16mm is best from wide open to a stop down...