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Help Please - Not Sharp ?

 
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Feb 12, 2015 10:38 as a reply to  @ post 17428049 |  #31

Thanks to all those that responded concerning ad/dis for leaving IS on for faster SS. I guess the best way is to just play around with the settings and see the outcome with my setup.


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Feb 13, 2015 20:12 as a reply to  @ post 17428049 |  #32

Good points - luckily I sold my IS lenses so I don't need to worry about it anymore :-P


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Mar 04, 2015 00:02 |  #33

I still have a hard time seeing how the original picture was shot at F/14 and still have a relatively shallow DOF. Those gray blocks behind them look pretty soft for f14 and they don't appear to be that far away.




  
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Mar 04, 2015 08:44 |  #34

Buick M wrote in post #17459700 (external link)
I still have a hard time seeing how the original picture was shot at F/14 and still have a relatively shallow DOF. Those gray blocks behind them look pretty soft for f14 and they don't appear to be that far away.

Even at f/14 the DOF at that range is only around 9-10 inches, with maybe 6 inches of that behind the plane of focus. Those blocks look more than 6 inches away so yes, they should look pretty soft.




  
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Mar 04, 2015 09:35 |  #35

OP, Those last to shots look *much* better. The difference is striking when moving from the original image to those next two!!! Seems folks have lead you (and me) in the proper direction. I'm shooting with a 6D and have been gradually trying higher ISO settings to up my shutter speed...keepers seem to be getting more frequent (just not getting to shoot much :( ).

One note on the original image...the sharpest point I can readily find is on the second section of the gloved middle finger of the handler...seems there would be plenty of DOF there at f/14, but it seems rather shallow.


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Mar 07, 2015 09:55 |  #36

Permission to repost an edited version of your original shot?


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Mar 12, 2015 18:24 as a reply to  @ Radtech1's post |  #37

In your first shot, were were in Zone auto focus and got two active Af points. The camera averaged the distance to about mid-snout. In the second, I don't know where your Af point landed, but you have a bunch of front focus. . Look at the paw on our right and the ground in front of it. They are sharpest.

I would get image that in the first shot, you would want to shift the dof back about 4.5 inches. . Add +8 To mfa your lens which should be perfect. This is based on everyone saying total dof is about 9inches. 8 units is 1/2 total dof.

Also, I suggest getting out of zone af and Use single point Af so you actually Know where the Camera is focusing.

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