Alley in Pisa, Italy

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I agree with the comments about aperture, but also don't forget about mirror lockup and using a remote release (or the timer function) for the exposure.


Use the delayed shutter release (or a remote) will reduce any shake from touching the camera (which can still affect a camera on a tripod) and the mirror lockup which moves the mirror out of the way early again reducing any vibrations caused by the internal mirror moving during the shot. This may help along with the other advice about finding the sweet spot ...


Benjamin, I want to encourage you to consider something different than pursuing only sharpness. That is continue with the different techniques already discussed, focus stacking, super resolution, etc. However, add to your tool belt two sets of other tools. I say this because of your statement "I'm getting great shots.. but I want to capture all the fine ...


About the digital processing part, you should avoid using the general purpose sharpening methods, like unsharp mask as these methods will only increase the local contrast making details better visible but you won't get details back that have become invisible. It is better to use methods that are based on actually reversing the blurring due to imperfect ...


You could also consider trying using a wide aperture, (resulting in a narrow depth of field), and then focus stacking or several different exposures and exposure stacking possibly both - some software options can be found here. While focus stacking is normally used for macro photography it is not restricted to such use and can be very rewarding and should ...

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