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May 30, 2013 22:13 |  #1

Not sure if im being picky, but it doesn't seem like its as sharp as i had hoped. Maybe my focus was just off.


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May 30, 2013 23:36 |  #2

It looks very sharp to me on the full size image on your flickr account. The belt, Dragons, and jersey buttons look very sharp.

I think you may not have had a fast enough shutter to stop movement in the arms and head though where you are seeing some blur. What was your shutter speed?


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May 30, 2013 23:54 |  #3

carpenter wrote in post #15984792 (external link)
It looks very sharp to me on the full size image on your flickr account. The belt, Dragons, and jersey buttons look very sharp.

I think you may not have had a fast enough shutter to stop movement in the arms and head though where you are seeing some blur. What was your shutter speed?

he was shooting at 1/1250.

Looks sharp to me :).


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May 31, 2013 10:00 |  #4

Geez man, have you taken more than just the one shot!? My very first shot with my 400mm 2.8 IS was slightly out of focus; I'm still glad I kept it though!

Were you in AI-Servo or one-shot? Looking at the image enlarged, it looks like his back throwing elbow may be the sharpest, so my money would be on a slight backfocus. At f4, 145mm, and we'll say 20 feet, you only have about 6 inches of depth of field in front and back of point of perfect focus, so his face could have very well been on the edge or a little outside that 6 inches. It's really not enough to say that the image is out of focus, but I wouldn't judge lens sharpness on this pic alone.


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May 31, 2013 12:07 |  #5

I'm more distracted by the chair and arm in the foreground than I am the oof throwing arm.




  
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May 31, 2013 15:27 |  #6

Focus is a little bit back from where you had intended.
You can see the hair on his arm! That IS sharp!


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May 31, 2013 16:33 |  #7

Looks sharp, just under exposed and the thing in the foreground is distracting. Try cropping it out.


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Jun 01, 2013 10:38 as a reply to  @ xchangx's post |  #8

I wouldn't moan if that was my first shot with the lens!


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