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How can I get sharp bird photos when the bird is further away?

I have Canon 1200D. I use the 55-250mm kit lens for bird photography. Laughing Dove ISO 400, 1/100, 250mm, cropped, shot late in day in overcast conditions, brightness increased in post processing ...
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How do I diagnose the source of blurry photos?

Probably a novice question, but how do I correctly diagnose from a photo for what reason that camera wasn't able to focus properly? Or tell if the image was blurry for some reason other than incorrect ...
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Why do even high-end cameras often still include normal (non-cross-type) AF sensors?

Modern cameras often use two kinds of AF sensor: normal, and cross-type. While normal-type AF sensors notably struggle focusing on high-contrast vertical lines, cross-type sensors, though more ...
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How can I fix back/front focus on my Canon 50mm F/1.8 STM lens?

I have a Canon EOS 1200D body with a bunch of lenses. A while back, I acquired the new Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM lens, and started noticing that the images were soft. After a bit of experimenting, I found ...
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What is pixel peeping and why do some people say should I avoid it?

What is pixel peeping? Is there a benefit in doing it? What do I have to keep in mind when I peep my pixels?
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Why does my DSLR focus on the background instead of my subject when taking shallow DoF photos?

I am an amateur photographer and have a Nikon D7000 and I want to get the blurry background effect (shallow DOF). I have a 35mm lens and I have set the aperture to be 1.8. While taking a picture I ...
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Canon 24-70mm 2.8f - Optimal aperture for sharper pictures

I always have trouble getting sharper images from my 24-70 lens. I have watched numerous YouTube videos to correct this and its improved but not completely corrected. I am going on a trip and don’t ...
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How can I fix my Nikon D7000's back focusing problem?

After using a new Nikon D7000 camera for awhile, I've found that that my camera has back- focusing issues - many images are out of focus, even portraits or focusing on near objects where I have ...
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Pictures of surfers start in focus then go out of focus?

I was recently shooting some surfers after a session with my 7D and Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD. I started shooting while he was in focus, then as he got to the main part of the maneuver ...
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Do my photos look blurrier on a newer, higher-resolution camera body because my lens has a problem?

I have a Canon EF 100-400 1:4.5-5.6 L IS USM (the old version, not the II) zoom lens, which I often use for bird photography. I used to have a Canon 10D body, which I used in combination with 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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2 answers
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How can I more consistently focus on the point I want?

I've had so many wonderfully composed images turn out lousy because my AF isn't as accurate as I'd like (or I don't know how to wield it). Despite using single-point AF, my focus point is often ...
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2 answers
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Average Astigmatism for Canon 70-200 F2.8l ii IS

I recently sold a Canon 70-200 f2.8 II IS on eBay. The seller requested a return claiming that the lens sufferes from astigmatism. Specifically that focus is faulty at apertures larger than 5.6. They ...
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Best AF Fine tuning for Nikon D7000 lenses [duplicate]

Over the last few months I've been noticing an annoying back - focus problem on my Nikon D7000, regardless if I was using a AF-S or AF lens. But the problem seems ...
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How can I effectively use the focus points (of Canon DSLR), to get accurate focus on a small subject?

I'm shooting birds with my Canon 1200D and 55-250mm lens. I know this is not ideal lens and focal length for bird photography. But I am new to this field and before investing on expensive equipment, ...
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