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Do I really need a US$1500 rig for crisp sharp photos? [duplicate]

I'm getting into photography and got myself a used Canon 1200D with a Tamron 18-200mm lens. And currently under no circumstance I am able to make a perfectly focused sharp and detailed photo. Or at ...
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Canon EOS 60D will not focus accurately [duplicate]

I have an EOS 60D that has had intermittent focusing issues since a purchased it. I primarily use the Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens. I also have a new Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM and a ...
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How to get a sharper image using Nikon D3200? [duplicate]

Just wondering if you have any tips on getting a sharper image with a Nikon D3200? I was using a kit 18-55mm but solved the problem by taking someone's recommendation and shot a pic at F8 while in ...
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Images Unsharp Or My Criteria Needs To Be Adjusted [duplicate]

I have Nikon D3500 with kit lens 18-55 VR and some other lenses af-p 10-20 among them. As I renewed my interest for photography some time ago, I have some images at the LR scrutiny that were taken ...
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What is causing the lack of sharpness in this picture? [duplicate]

What is the most likely cause of the lack of sharpness in this picture? Taken with a Nikon D3000 and a 55-200 lens at 200mm, 1/320s, f/5.6, ISO 400.
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Focus problems with all lens [duplicate]

Suddenly having a problem with out of focus or very very soft images. Doesn't matter if I use a Canon 50mm f/1.8 or a Sigma 70-200 or 24-70. I'm guessing user error or camera. Example image from ...
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How to know the image quality (blur) on a picture? [duplicate]

I am new to digital photography and have started recently with a Nikon Zfc + 50mm f1.8 prime lens. I am familiar with basics. After I shoot a picture I upload it to my pc using Nikon NX Studio ...
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Focus issues even when using Single-Point [duplicate]

I have been noticing, even if I use AF-S with Single-Point focus and set the focus on the eye of the bird, still the final photo either comes out blurred or has less details. Someone in a response to ...
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What can I do if everything with my 55-200mm macro lens is suddenly entirely blurry and the camera won't take pictures? [duplicate]

I have a brand new Nikon D5500. The 55-200mm macro lens is not working properly as far as I can tell. It was acting funny the other day when I was trying to take pictures. The pictures were coming ...
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Losing sharpness - lens AF broken? [duplicate]

I have an 10 year old camera (Canon 400D) and primarily use a fixed Canon 1.8 50mm lens. This weekend I was using it and noticed most of my photos with that lens looking blurry and unfocused. Over ...
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Why are my photos not crisp?

I use a Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600D) with the kit lens. I have experimented a lot with different settings and modes, but I feel like I have wasted many good shots that could have looked amazing, if only ...
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What methods can be used to micro-adjust autofocus of a camera body to a particular lens?

I have a Canon 7D with a 50mm f/1.4 lens, and I think the auto-focus of the lens is off. How can I test and adjust this reliably? Will this approach work with all of my lenses? If I had a different ...
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Why does Image Stabilization have a Limit?

Now that there is a CIPA standard for measuring image stabilization, more and more manufacturers are quoting the efficiency of their stabilization in stops or half-stops. Yesterday, for example, ...
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How can I determine the minimum shutter speed to avoid blur from camera shake?

How can I determine the minimum shutter speed at which I can effectively avoid camera shake while hand-holding the camera?
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Are all kit lenses poor? (And if so, why?)

Kerri Shotts says (emphasis mine): Also, if you already have great glass, there is little reason to get more (unless you need it for a certain reason). E.g., if you have a 70-200 f/4, don't rush ...
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