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Sep 24, 2013 15:03 |  #16

Get your ISO up as well. Experiment a bit with 200 or even 400 as the norm. On that 2nd image that would have given you f4.5 or f5.6, much closer to the sweet spot on that lens.




  
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Sep 24, 2013 15:16 |  #17

sapearl wrote in post #16322029 (external link)
Thanks for posting that Brenda - much appreciated ;).

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Sep 25, 2013 00:34 |  #18

sapearl wrote in post #16321778 (external link)
The second image certainly looks sharper than the first, but it also looks like it is more correctly exposed. The first picture looks like it is at least 1-stop overexposed which will give it a softer, less sharp OOF appearance. I am guessing that either your metering might have shifted, resulting in the overexposed shot.

I don't have an EXIF viewer with me right now: what were your shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings?

you got a point there in my opinion and it is obvious from EXIF too, that first picture is shot with slower shutter than the second one, the one that looks sharp




  
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Sep 25, 2013 00:41 |  #19

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Looking at what you posted of the EXIF it looks like the main issue is the the fact the lens was wide open and the camera overexposed. so that doesn't necessarily mean it's OOF but given it's overexposed and such it gives that optical illusion. The second one is exposed correctly and appears much sharper. I think it's the fact the metering must have shifted that or it was choosing a different focus point and was able to lock more easily.

yes both factors were there, focusing shifted from 3 points to single point and shutter was also slow on image that looks OOF

there i would like to ask another question, i was in manual mode, means i have to rely on camera metering and adjust my shutter with jog wheel, ok thats pretty nice but as you can see i was out in bright open day light around 1300HRS, it was hard to see which focus point camera selected and secondly camera LCD in such bright conditions does not give you a crisp image to look at to judge that how image was exposed, what is experts work around for such scenario?




  
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Sep 25, 2013 00:46 |  #20

sapearl wrote in post #16322029 (external link)
Thanks for posting that Brenda - much appreciated ;). That shows that there was almost a full stop in exposure difference between the two images. The blown out highlights will reduce apparent sharpness, saturation, contrast and detail in those areas giving the appearance of an OOF image.

Mmahmood, you just need to refine your metering technique better for a more accurate reading and your pictures should greatly improve. Do you recall what metering mode you were using and which areas of the scene you metered?

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Thanks for posting that EXIF in my absence to keep things rolling

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metering was set to evaluative and all focus points were selected, all focus points were made available with intention to get as much of image in focus as possible, for landscape photography if that is not valid plz let me know how should i take it




  
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Sep 25, 2013 00:52 |  #21

John from PA wrote in post #16322067 (external link)
Get your ISO up as well. Experiment a bit with 200 or even 400 as the norm. On that 2nd image that would have given you f4.5 or f5.6, much closer to the sweet spot on that lens.


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Sep 25, 2013 01:19 |  #22

All focus points enabled will not give more DOF, what will do is focus on the closest thing with good contrast. If you're lucky it might what you want to focus on. About the only time I'll use all foucs points is for small(in view finder) BIF in open sky(as there's nothing else to focus on but the bird).

If you want more DOF you have 3 options, use shorter focal length, get further back and/or stop down. For those shots you should have used something towards f16 and focus about 1/3 of the way into the scene(check into hyperfocus).




  
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