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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:52 pm 
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Hi there, i snapped this photo in friday evening, but dont like sharpness of it

i am still able to do it again, but i am not sure if i am going for something impossible

this was handheld shot, with 1/800 f5.6 and 85mm

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what do you think?

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Pixel peeping, I wouldn't say that was sharp, but the type of photo doesn't require it either and to me would be "good enough".

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thank you popo.
currently i am consulting using hyperfocal distance with google, but it seems i cant focus my len on 30 metres (scale on 15-85 is to 7m) and my ability to estimate distance is really poor

i will try to hit it with f11 again

any more opinions?

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That's the thing about hyperfocal. It's not about sharp, it's about sharp enough. If you want something specifically sharp, focus on it. If you want a lot in focus, a small aperture is the way to go, but there you are after good enough for enough range.

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yes, i just still dont know what can i expect from my gear

i am used to see photos razor sharp, but usage of photoshop in these days is confusing me so much that i dont know if that is possible to do with camera only or with usage of some software

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:00 pm 
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Dingo, I totally agree with you about not knowing what to expect from gear you own. I look at photos and they all are so clear and pro looking, only thing i can think of is new lenses etc.

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hunker7 post some photos with exif and let us take a look :D every lens has its sweet spot even the cheap ones, usually f8-f11

shoot raw and you can do some editing later if its not spot on.

this was taken with a d90 and kit lens at f11

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River Dee - Wales by stephen.rooke, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:52 am 
My (newbie's) 2p's worth:

Assuming your shooting in Jpeg and assuming your using your Canon and assuming your Canon has similar menus to mine

There is an option in Canon's to set the 'sharpness' when it converts from RAW to JPEG in the camera

We all know what assuming does though - it makes an ASS out of U and ME :P


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i dont see the point in shooting in jpeg, it limits what you can do. when editing you can get a lot more out of an image if its in raw as there's a lot more colour detail, an image thats completely lost in jpeg could be brought back to life it was a raw image. only my opinion though :D


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The jpeg vs. raw thing has been done to death, but the the bottom line is a jpeg is more than good enough in the vast majority of applications. Quite often the limiting factors of getting a great shot lie elsewhere and would be better worked on in preference.

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your right popo, but a jpeg is just a raw file where the camera has done the pp for you, i would rather do the adjustments myself :D


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Thank you all.

Well that jpeg is only outcome from an hdr program (which is not in this post), but i putted raw files into it. I'm still kinda new to working with raw files, but i am learning on trial-error basis.

i use jpeg most of the time, i use raw only for hdr or some critical corrections.

sky and river looks great, but the sky is too much oversaturated or what (i never see such a color on sky), but its a sharp photo.

i forgot to take second picture on f11, maybe some time later (with tripod)

i believe it can be sharper though, and i have to work again on that hdr, i dont like those colors much

the hdr file is here
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i forgot, you can see bigger image on my google+ or picasa album

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for skys a graduated exposure filter works well in light room, or use a polarising filter when shooting


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Thank you Stephen.
yes, i know, i want to buy graduate nd filter but 15-85 wasted all out from my account :lol:

i also have polarizer for it, i consider it a big help in sunny day, but in a photo which is against sun it would not help anyways.

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