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Old Sep 16, 2006, 12:10 PM   #1
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From observing my pictures, it seems that when an object is closer to the lens, better detail is recorded. Objects closer to the lens is also much sharper. Is that a sensor thing or lens thing or something else thing?
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Old Sep 16, 2006, 7:43 PM   #2
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This would depend on what lenses you're using. Generally though shorter lenses are more sharp (up to a point) than telephoto lenses are. Also when using a telephoto (zoom or not) you're more likely to get lower shutter speeds, higher ISO,or larger apertures (smaller f numbers) whichall impact sharpness. The quality of the lens has a great deal to do with overall image quality, and goodwide to standardprimes are far cheaper and more available than telephoto lenses are.

Any change in sharpness should be attributed to lens choice rather than the camera's sensor. It's ability to resolve is consistant.
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Old Sep 16, 2006, 9:34 PM   #3
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As for tele lenses over longer distances take into account the atmosphere between cam and object ...
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