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Old Aug 7, 2009, 12:48 PM   #1
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Got a chance to get out and try the SAL70-400G today with a few surfing shots from the pier.
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Old Aug 7, 2009, 12:53 PM   #2
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Exposure on all but the third shot is good. But, all of these photos have sharpness issues. There are several likely causes:
1) Are you using a TC?
2) Are these heavily cropped?
3) What were your shutter speeds? It looks like you may have motion blur in these - but the exif is stripped so I can't see the shutter speeds.
4) the resize. It may be a product of your resizing for web - if the originals are sharper to you than what you see when you look at the photos inside the post.
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Old Aug 7, 2009, 1:29 PM   #3
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No TC used on these John. They were cropped substantially and then resized for posting.
Shutter speeds were from 1/500 to 1/1000 and they are a lot sharper on my screen (22" HP) than in the posting. All of these were still sharp at 100% crop.
Thanks for the response.

Also, this was my first real outing with this lens and all were hand held.
It was a good practice session.
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Old Aug 9, 2009, 12:01 PM   #4
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I had to laugh at the 2nd to last shot as this is so like me trying to surf.

Following on from what John has said I think there must be something in the PP process as if they are sharp at 100% you have lost this with resizing and posting.

Getting a good exposure is often a pain in surfing as the white water usually causes an under exposed shot so nice work with that.
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Old Aug 10, 2009, 6:07 PM   #5
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How can I post a photo and not lose the exif data?
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Use a program to crop and resize your pics which doesn't strip the data...like...

http://www.irfanview.net/

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Thanks, I have infanview. Will use that for future crop and downsizing.
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