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Sony A6000 blurry in peripherals despite sharp center — is this a mirrorless thing?

I used to have a mirrorless Sony Alpha A6000 camera. The problem I had with it was that, no matter how hard I tried to keep the center of my photos sharp, my photos always looked blurry in the ...
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How can I take a photo with everything in focus with my DSLR?

I am quite new to DSLRs and one of the first things I noticed was the incredible focus points and depth that you can achieve. That is great in a lot of scenarios, but not in all. When filming a ...
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Unsharp photo with Kodak PixPro AZ521, mainly when zoomed

As you can see, the photo is very blurred. I tried playing with the manual settings, but I didn't get too promising results. What do you think the problem can be? My settings: ISO100, no zoom, ...
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How to shoot a flower sharp in a light breeze?

I want: Blurred background. Sharp flower with some point in focus. I have: Macro lens 60 mm on a tripod. No flash. Situation: Gentle breeze blowing constantly in a garden. Timing is not a ...
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Why do images look sharp on my camera's LCD, but not tack sharp on my laptop? [duplicate]

I am using a Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Art lens on a Nikon D7100. On appropriate settings, I see sharp images after pressing the zoom button once, but not before doing that. When I review them on a laptop, ...
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What causes blue and red gradient/shade around black spots in photos? [duplicate]

Right now I'm trying to improve the sharpness of my photos, and for that I've checking if my D7000 has some autofocus issues. Therefore I tested my 35mm f/1.8G and my 50mm f/1.4G. I figured that the ...
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Bad focus. Is it me or my body (D7000)?

So I have a D7000. Grey market, which I didn't find out until after I had to send it in to get serviced. And it's never felt as...sharp as it should be. I always assumed it was just me. I am going on ...
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Why are my sports team pictures fuzzy?

UPDATE: I added the largest jpeg files I could with the original tone, unedited except for a cropping and the change from RAW to jpeg. Thanks for everyone's advice!! This forum is awesome! I use a ...
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Distortion/quality when using a full frame lens on a crop sensor camera

I am looking for a sharp, affordable wide-angle prime for my Nikon D7000, primarily for landscape shots. I am really interested in the Samyang (aka Rokinon, Bower) 14mm f/2.8 lens due to its ...
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How much “noise” is acceptable in a photograph?

I've been at photography for a little over a year, and I primarily do landscape and wildlife/bird photography. Most of my work has been a learning experience so far, with few shots actually something ...
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Why am I having trouble getting sharp results with my new DSLR, compared to a point and shoot?

I'm having issues with my new Nikon D3200. I am new at photography, but I've previously used my parents camera (a Canon) for my brother's senior photos, and those were crystal clear. I've got this ...
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Focus issues in a Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 lens

I have a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 (without VR) and the pictures taken with it are not sharp and crisp as I think they should be. I use it with a Nikon D7200 that works perfectly with a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 ...
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How can I increase the sharpness for shots like this water droplet image?

How can increase the sharpness of this kind of shot. I was using a 55-200mm with f/8 and 1/4000 shutter speed
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How is this look achieved? The sharpness, low saturation, fashion look

This imagpe of Conor Mcgregor has a 'high fashion' type of look. How is that achieved? It seems low saturation, it's sharp and kind of 'shiny'! Could someone give some insights please? I use LR. Is ...
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Why do white flowers always have a weird surrounding “glow”?

I have been trying to take pictures of dogwood blooms for a week now. I have the sharpness I want, but the flowers have a weird glow to them. The only post I could find about it is this one. Everyone ...
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What would be a better lens, 40 or 50mm prime, for walk around?

I have a Canon t5i body, an 18-33 EFS wide angle lens, a 70-300mm EF telephoto lens, and the kit lens that came with the body. I am still building my lens collection and am looking for something of ...
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Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 poor image quality

I recently bought for my D3300 two new lens. The Nikon 50mm f/1.8 and Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art. As I expected, due to specifications and measurements in DXOMark, the 50mm lens is awesome. A lot more ...
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Blurry pictures when zooming in

I have a 3 month old Nikon D5100. The closer I zoom in, the blurrier the picture. This is on auto. I have two lenses and they are both doing this. Any ideas why?
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Is photo sharpness different at different sizes?

I've been reading a lot about image sharpness lately. The only thing I haven't seen discussed is photo size. I know that when you zoom in on a photo, it becomes pixelated quickly. So would the ...
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Which of these two metrics is a good measurement of sharpness?

I have seen two metrics used to measure the sharpness of a camera: Perceptual megapixels, used on Dxomark. Number of lines the camera can resolve in a resolution chart. However, these two ...
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How do I compare two similar images' sharpness?

Is there a tool that can help you do such thing? Can photoshop do it? Matlab can, but I don't want to use it.
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High vs low res original image, both later scaled to equal lower resolution - difference in sharpness?

If I take a Canon 5DS R (50.6 MP), which has high resolution and no anti-aliasing filter, and then I take a Canon 6D (20.2 MP) and shoot the same scene with both, both using the same capable lens (i.e....
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Why would a full frame prime lens be less effective on a Nikon d5300?

I've seen many reviews that say Nikon FX lenses like the Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G or Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G have great sharpness and bokeh and of course work on Nikon APS-C sensor cameras like my D5300. But I'...
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What is the shutter speed needed to stop motion?

I find that taking pictures where the subject is in motion (people, pets, toy helicopters) I get a blur where there is movement. On the other hand I see images of a drop of water in free fall in ...
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Nikon D3000 Blurry Pictures. Focus Issue?

Here are two examples: Both pictures are in NEF format here. The pictures have not been modified in any way except except for being resized and converted to PNG. Just for kicks (and to prove I'm ...
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How can I “unblur” these pics of the Northern Lights?

A total NOOB to photography here. I was in Tromsø, Norway this weekend and was lucky enough to capture some pictures of the lights. Now, when I say I'm a noob, I actually mean that I know very, VERY ...
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How could I achieve stock quality sharpness?

I am using Canon 600d equipped with 18-55mm kit lens and also I bought 50mm 1.8. I am trying to take pin sharp pictures to upload them for sale.I am shooting still objects and models time to time. I ...
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Getting a completely sharp bird when it is up close

Context So I know that Depth of Field (DoF) is controlled by your f-stop (aperture opening) of the lens in question. Question Is it possible to get birds completely sharp when they are so close (8....
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Which focal length lens generally has the sharpest lens? 24, 35, 50 or 85?

Context I realize that the above four focal lengths lend to having a different perspective that make them all unique. It might be possible to use one as the other but that isn't always true with the ...
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Why are my portrait pictures from my new DSLR low quality and “pixel like”?

I recently got a Canon T5i and I took some pictures of my nephew. However, they're very poor quality - they look very "pixel like". Is the poor quality because it was a RAW file, the lighting or was I ...
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How does the sharpness of telephoto primes compare to telephoto zoom?

Context I've looked at longer primes from Nikon 200mm/2, 400mm/2.8, etc but I've also seen Telezooms such as the Sigma 150-500 and Tamron 150-600. I know that primes are usually sharper than their ...
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Why are some photos sharp in the center, but soft on the edges?

I have seen many photos which are quite sharp in the center, but soft on the edges. What is the reason for this, and how can I prevent it? My first guess is that it has to do with the lens. EDIT: ...
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Should I use a lower resolution because of lens sharpness?

I am using the Nikon D5300 with the kit 18-55mm VR lens. According to DXOMark, the sharpness with that lens is only 9 Megapixels. Is it worth shooting at 24 Megapixels if the lens is only resolving 9? ...
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DSLR setting for a good contrast, sharper picture?

Is there any specific setting for capturing a picture that has a good contrast and is sharp? Sometimes I get a low contrast and need to go for post processing. I'm a beginner in DSLR photography and ...
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What kind of lens to use to get sharp images of people from a distance?

I am looking to buy a new lens and want something that will produce sharp images of people from a distance. I currently have a 50mm prime lens and my close-up portraits are great - crisp and clear - ...
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Nikon d5500 troubleshooting blur unsharp at 100% [duplicate]

I am using a Nikon d5500 with Nikor 18-55 br lens. I was able to get some great photos outside during one set of shots. I noticed since then, when I use the zoom magnifying feature on the lcd, all of ...
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Why isn't this portrait taken at f/29 sharp?

I am confused as to why this picture is not sharp. This is a portrait shot at F/29 ISO100 1/250 with a 17-85mm lens focused at 38mm. The subject distance was 1.2M. My DOF app tells me that my DOF ...
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How does the sharpness of the Pentax 645Z compare to Canon 5DS R with high-end lens?

If you pair a 5DS R with a Zeiss Otus... and you pair a 645Z with any of its typical, similar lenses... Larger sensor and much more expensive body (Pentax set), vs more expensive lens. (Canon set). ...
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Are prime lenses sharper than normal or telephoto zoom lenses?

Example: The prime lens Nikon 1.4F G is said to be very sharp at F3.5. So, if I compare that with the normal or telephoto zoom lens's F3.5, will the level of sharpness be same? If no, then will the ...
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Does image quality of a lens depend on the camera used?

I recently bought a Canon 50mm f1.8 for my Canon 1000d. But, I find that the images are not as sharp as those I saw in the reviews or any other images taken using other cameras like the 550d and above....
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How can I get sharp images using optical zoom function on a point-and-shoot?

We’ve got a point-and-shoot (Canon A590 IS), and it seems that the zoom function is completely useless because it is always blurry, even in broad daylight. For example, I tried to take a picture of a ...
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Is it common to have problems with soft images on a 7D?

I moved from a 20D to 7D recently and moved my EFS 17-85mm to the 7D. The 7D images are soft so I had to program my own sharpness mode. I use both tripod and hand held, and yes I know to turn off ...
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Help with Scientific Cannabis photography [duplicate]

I work in a marijuana testing lab in Washington. Part of our workflow is to capture an image of each sample as it is weighed, for later reference/analysis. We're pretty excited to be creating high ...
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Does the Nikon 35-70mm really equal the newer 24-70mm in image quality and sharpness?

I am planning to buy a AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, but I saw a second hand 35-70 f/2.8 AF in a store nearby. I did some research and I stumbled upon Ken Rockwell's 35-70 review, in which he states: ...
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How to take fast-shutter-speed photos that aren't dark?

I was taking pictures of some water splashes. I knew I needed a fast shutter speed to make them look frozen in time. I have not used manual mode yet. I use the settings where I can pick the shutter ...
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Is the “typical print size” still relevant when judging sharpness of a photograph?

When judging sufficient DoF or, on the contrary diffraction issues at high F-numbers, the typical print size sharpness is what really matters. A few tutorials on the Internet as well as some answers ...
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Do images need special treatment for high-resolution (“retina”) displays vs regular displays?

What are people's (experimentally tested if possible) views on sharpening images depending on whether they are to be viewed on retina or non-retina devices. Assuming resolution in the file is not an ...
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Does long exposure affect the sharpness of a picture, assuming no camera shake?

Assuming that the camera does not shake during long exposure photography, How does the sharpness of the image get affected? Would it be more sharp, less sharp, or remain the same?
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Are prime lenses sharp across the whole frame while zoom lenses are soft in the corners?

Somebody told me that there is a difference in sharpness between a zoom lens vs. prime lens. A 58-200mm will give sharp focus in the center of the frame but blurry performance at the corners, while ...
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How can I take photographs with a large depth of field without diffraction?

I was looking at some pictures by TSO Photography, and I was struck by how everything in the image seems to be sharp and in focus. I do realize that to achieve huge depth of field, you set the ...