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You are correct in that a lower/wider aperture produces greater background blur. However, there are 3 things that help introduce more background blur - 1) the aperture setting, 2) subj-to-background distance, and 3) lens focal length. So, to get the most beneficial setting for background as possible, you would choose your lowest possible aperture, get the ...


Reset your settings as described in the manual on page 224 menu button -> shooting menu: "yes" for "Reset Shooting Menu" Additionally, check your manual focus settings as found on page 83 of the same manual.


Exposure Very often when shooting in dark environments with a few very bright lights, such as cityscapes at night, the brightest lights tend to be grossly overexposed. The way digital sensors work regarding how color for each pixel is interpolated from the monochromatic luminance values the sensor outputs for each pixel filtered either for red, green, or ...


The first looks like the city lights are blown out a bit, so you get halos from the lights. You can try reducing the exposure in post, see if it gets sharper. The second looks like a focus issue or camera shake. The corners look like a combination of camera shake and mediocre lens. A few things to try: Turn stabilization off when on a tripod up your ...


Looks to be unfocused. Rather, looks like the camera has focused on the centre where the frame where ripples in the water surface look like that was the focus spot. (The entire second image looks unfocused but it looks sharper in the lower portion) Stabilizer should be OFF when shooting off a tripod. Also be sure that autofocus switch is in the off ...

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