Re: Photo Opportunity

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Rob, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Rob

    Rob Guest

    On 2/10/2012 9:59 AM, Eric Stevens wrote:
    > On Mon, 1 Oct 2012 08:18:22 -0700, Savageduck
    > <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
    >
    >>> Here is the original NEF file of the Tiger Moth
    >>> https://dl.dropbox.com/u/31088803/_DSC4564a.nef
    >>> How does it look to you?

    >>
    >> That is much better, but it raises another question:
    >> Did you use AF-S or AF-C, and did you use focus point tracking?

    >
    > At the beginning, as a trial, some of the shots were made with the
    > lens manually focussed to infinity as an experiement, but it soon
    > became apparent that the aircraft were coming much closer than that.
    > For practical purposes, all the shots were made at Continuous-High
    > with the focus set to AF-C with a single focus point.
    >>
    >> For aerial work I always shoot AF-C and with tracking on because I end
    >> up with the target in all sort of places in the frame, especially when
    >> they are flying at a high speed. So for the TigerMoth, while it is
    >> better than the Mossie single shot, the formation shot and the Anson,
    >> it still seems a bit "OOF soft".

    >
    > I've complained about this lens before. My first complaints arose
    > after a series of shots from a solid Manfrotto tripod. On Sun, 02 Sep
    > 2012 13:25:14 +1200 in Message-ID:
    > <> I wrote:
    >
    > "I've forked over even more good money for the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm
    > f/2.8G ED VR which lens has a very good reputation. Nevertheless I
    > am not nearly as happy with the results of this lens as I am with
    > the 16-85. Comparitively it lacks both sharpness and contrast. I've
    > had it checked over by the local Nikon repair centre and they say
    > it is performing to spec. On my limited experience the 16-85 is an
    > exceptional lens."
    >
    > Since Saturday's effort I have made arrangements to take the camera
    > and lens back to the service centre to try and get to the bottom of
    > the problem. If necessary, they will send the lens back to the
    > factory.
    >



    Not keeping up with what camera, when I have the sensor cleaned it does
    make a difference to the sharpness.

    I have the 24-120 f4 as my regular lens, this is sharp, more than
    adequate for 48" wide prints.
    Rob, Oct 2, 2012
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