by Bart Arondson

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I tried this experiment: Stand in one place Turn my iso as low as it will go (200) Set my aperture as wide as possible (f/3.5) Take a picture Step my aperture one smaller, change shutter speed to compensate. Repeat 5 and 6 until I hit the smalles aperture (f/22, in my case) Turn my ISO to 11 as high as it will go (1600 in my case) Work my way back down the ...


From the comments, it seems like this is your problem — you're probably focusing past infinity. See Why do some lenses focus past infinity? Or, if you're not turning the ring all the way and instead relying on the marking, it may just be that the marking isn't precise enough. Try the suggestions at Where to focus when shooting landscapes? instead.

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