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You need more light. Low light is tough, and most folks aren't restricting themselves to iso 100. Good exposure, stabilization, and using appropriate shutter speeds are required, and that may involve tripods and motion blur with moving subjects. Noise occurs when you underexpose as much as with higher ISO settings. If you use higher ISO settings but expose ...


To get sharper images Use an appropriate shutter speed, that prevents camera shake and/or subject movement from blurring the image. Use a flash to freeze any motion of the subject. close the aperture, (that means: use a bigger number, something like f8 will do) the effect is minor, it will not turn a blurry shot into an "oh my gosh this is amazingly ...


The only difference in terms of sharpness I see is that the first shot appears to be at f/2.8 and slightly front-focused, while the second appears to be shot at f/1.8 and either slightly front focused if you are aiming for the branch in the left central area or grossly back focused if you were aiming for the nearer branch. When viewed at the same display ...


Prime lenses are generally sharper due to the reduced diffraction by not having the extra lens elements required for zoom lenses. A prime lens, even a cheap one, is a master of one focal length, that's all it needs to do and generally, it does it as well as the glass permits. Whereas, a zoom has to get it right over a much larger focal range, in other ...


The 24-70 is an f/2.8 lens. You are shooting at f/2.8. The lens is fine. Read up on what Depth Of Field is and you will understand why your pictures appear blurry. They are not, you are just using a small Depth Of Field.


I approach this problem by thinking of what can lead to blurry images, then eliminating those factors. Given your parameters, you will be sometimes shooting in low light with a long lens. That means opening up the aperture (reducing depth of field) or reducing shutter speed (increasing the chance of camera shake or subject movement), both of which can make ...


In addition to damned truth's answer, using live-view and zooming in on the eyes will allow you to ensure your focus point is exactly where you want it to be. Focal lengths between 80mm and 105mm offer a flattering perspective for portraiture, a 50mm prime on an APS-C crop-sensor body will give you the equivalent of an 80mm lens. Primes are nearly always ...


Ensure your subject is well lit and try to use a fast enough shutter speed that you have no chance of motion blur (i.e. mush faster than the usually suggested 1/focal length). Or use a tripod, remote shutter release or and the mirror lock up function of your camera and avoid touching your camera immediately before the shot is taken. Ask your subject to stay ...

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