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Puppers....looking for input...

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Schnauzermom, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Schnauzermom

    Schnauzermom

    Apr 13, 2007
    Michigan
    Now...both of these were taken with the D50, and a 70-300mm G lens.

    What I'm trying to figure....they're not quite as sharp as I'd like. Is it something I'm doing, in method, or is it the lens? I fully understand ya get what ya pay for, and it wasn't much. :wink:

    Any thoughts?

    This one is cropped, to get rid of extraneous fence, etc.

    megan_apr_07_483.
    NIKON D50    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 200


    This one is "straight", just resized for posting.
    roxie__apr_07_310.
    NIKON D50    ---    100mm    f/4.2    1/250s    ISO 200
     
  2. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    The first thing that comes to mind is camera shake. Were you handholding? A general rule of thumb for handholding is your shutter speed should be at least as fast as the millimeters your lens is when taking the photograph. Example: 300mm = 1/300, 200mm=1/200, 100mm=1/100 etc. This is just a general rule and results can vary greatly among users but it's a starting point.

    I would suggest putting your rig on a solid support and photograph a static subject then inspect the sharpness. That is a quick way to eliminate some variables. Hope this helps! The second photo looks pretty good on my monitor by the way.

    Cute dog!
     
  3. Schnauzermom

    Schnauzermom

    Apr 13, 2007
    Michigan
    Yes, I was....random backyard sots. I'll try a solid surface.

    Thanks! That's Roxie Roo Shih Tzu Fangface.... :) 
     
  4. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Random backyard SOTS eh? You must have an interesting backyard.:biggrin: Sorry but I got a really good chuckle out of that.

    I've got to tell you that I LOVE your dogs name! It is just plain fun to say!
     
  5. Schnauzermom

    Schnauzermom

    Apr 13, 2007
    Michigan
    ROFL! What can I say....spastic fingers.....

    It fits her. She's one of my rescue babies...came to "schnauzer bootcamp" because she was such a brat, and we love her to death! Just like one of the kids, she know if she hears her full name, it's time to listen up!
     
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