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Old Feb 20, 2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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I have a D50 with the following lenses:
20MM 1:2.8D
70-300MM 1:4-5.6G
28-80MM 1:3.3-5.6G

I am not getting photos that look sharp to me. Yet once in a great while I get one that is really sharp.

I went out yesterday for 3 hours and shot with all 3 lenses, using a tripod and shooting aperture priority. I tried several F stops with each lens. And I was not satisfied with the quality of the photos as far as sharpness.

I am wondering if the fault lies in my abilities, the quality of lens, or the camera needing some service. I am considering renting a high quality lens for one day to see if there is any difference.

Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions at all would be appreciated.
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 12:33 PM   #2
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The Nikon D50 is a 6MP dSLR, and none of your lenses are particularly good. By today's standards, what you're seeing might be expected.

But without seeing some examples, including some 100% crops, and all with valid EXIF data, it's difficult for any of us to judge.
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TCAV, If I post photos to Shutterfly, and then link to them in a reply, will the exif info be included?

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If Shutterfly can display the EXIF data, and you link to them for a post here, then yes, we should be able to see what we need.
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 9:33 AM   #5
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Well, it seems that shutterfly will not display exif info. Is there another site, or another way I can post the photos so that the info is available?

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You could post images directly to a post here.

See How I post a photo to the forum
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