You need glasses.
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Johnfrom PAJohn from PA
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One thing I have to ask is have any (or all) of these images been taken with some form of filter on the lens? But having said that, the images at first glance appear fine (as others have noted). However, I recently took an image of an old car, bright sun, and cropped out the license plate only (from the RAW), then viewed that image at 200% as in DPP. That image has a soft appearance as would be expected at that magnification. What I think might be of significance is the edges of the license plate text beciase they are soft, no jagged edges, almost giving the impression of film. If I take the OP's image titled "28 mm at f8 a.jpg" and just crop out the sign with the "7118" and view that at 200% there is a significant difference. To my eyes I see the beginnings of well defined jagged edges of the individual pixels. I think this might be apparent in the attachment.
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Jun 11, 2014 07:28 as a reply to @ John from PA's post |
For a 30D they are fine. I did take note up on some of the first ones your neighbor needs to weed and feed his lawn though, might want to pass that on. Seriously, they look ok.
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Viewing images zoomed in at 100% for the anally inclined is bad business.
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Jun 11, 2014 10:44 as a reply to @ i-G12's post |
Thanks for input. Maybe they are fine and it is just me. As someone suggested, I will display a few pictures tonight of the same subject, but "zoomed" in to 100%.
May I suggest a couple more steps?
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Bruce as some others have suggested I would also think that a trip to the opticians might be in order. Vision problems often sneak up on us unawares though.
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they look ok
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Jun 11, 2014 18:33 as a reply to @ moltengold's post |
Thanks again for all you comments. Maybe it is just my glasses When I look at these two photos they look soft (number on mailbox look soft and guard on pic looks soft) (out of focus?). Both photos were taken with the camera set to portrait mode, so some sharpening was applied (didn't realize I was in portrait mode at the time). The mailbox photo was taken with a tripod and a shutter delay. The other pic was handle held with a shutter speed of 250. Both pics were taken with the iso set at 100% and exposure compensation at zero. The jpeg version of both pics were opened in Photoshop, cropped and saved as a jpeg (resolution of 12). Thanks again for you input. I just don't want to have to buy another camera or have my lens calibrated if I don't have to. Canon 30d doesn't do micro-adjustments.
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Bruce R wrote in post #16966279
When I look at these two photos they look soft (number on mailbox look soft and guard on pic looks soft) (out of focus?). Both photos were taken with the camera set to portrait mode, so some sharpening was applied (didn't realize I was in portrait mode at the time). The mailbox photo was taken with a tripod and a shutter delay.
The first one (taken at f/8.0) looks fine. The second photo (taken at f/2.8) does look soft. You're showing a 100% crop of the bottom right corner (as shown on post #25) of a frame taken at f/2.8. Most lenses (at wide open aperture) produce soft images so I think that's expected.
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Jun 11, 2014 21:50 as a reply to @ morph2_7's post |
Most photos look fine, considering its an older camera, and not the very very, best lens, IQ wise.
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Bruce R wrote in post #16963978
It's just when you zoom in 100%, they seem to be off.
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Bruce, I think you have compounded your problem with the Portrait Style.
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I assume these are in camera profiles? Never ever investigated the camera settings, I always wait until I'm post processing on the computer.
Richard, if you are referring to my post above yours, yes. You can edit the Picture Style (in essence they are in-camera profiles for jpeg processing). It seems that the OP is using strictly jpeg.