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Old Jul 13, 2010, 10:27 PM   #51
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Honestly it really does not look that crisp. It okay only.

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OK, on this one she set the ISO and shutter speed manually to try and stop the motion a bit; she said she had to lighten it in Picasa. I'm surprised at how clear this is. Just an example of what she's getting out of this D5000.
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 10:29 PM   #52
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On this shot it is slightly over expose for one so you get some blown details. And the girl is silhouetted.

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One more, no motion here, can't see where it focused on anything else but my daughter--just doesn't look sharp to me.

So, I could find lots of examples of this -- is it me, or is it limitations of the camera???
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Honestly it really does not look that crisp. It okay only.
I agree, but I think considering that she is using the kit lens it's pretty darn good. No f1.4 here!
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The photo sample is really small, to really see how good it is, we need to see a 100% crop.

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I agree, but I think considering that she is using the kit lens it's pretty darn good. No f1.4 here!
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On this shot it is slightly over expose for one so you get some blown details. And the girl is silhouetted.
But that is what the T1i did with the exposure. From what I've seen in Steve's reviews, it does tend to overexpose compared to the D5000, so maybe I need to set it to -.5 all the time or something.
And, that still doesn't explain why it isn't sharp, does it?
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But that is what the T1i did with the exposure. From what I've seen in Steve's reviews, it does tend to overexpose compared to the D5000, so maybe I need to set it to -.5 all the time or something.
And, that still doesn't explain why it isn't sharp, does it?
I leave my EV to -1/3 to -2/3 when shooting in bright sunlight.
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The photo sample is really small, to really see how good it is, we need to see a 100% crop.
I'm sure it's not professional quality, but it's certainly acceptable for the money she has in that setup--less than $1000 and it's putting out decent pics.
How do you do a 100% crop, anyway? Is it a certain amount of pixels?
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I not a pro either, but I since it is a edited shot, we do not know what it editing magic and what is the camera. That is why 100% crop is important to see image quality issues.
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Here's one, my husband actually took the shot because I'm in it. It is not too bright--sunny but in the shade. Just looks flat and soft to me. I took several in the same location and they all looked like this. I told him to put the focus point on the eyes (don't know whose he used).
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I not a pro either, but I since it is a edited shot, we do not know what it editing magic and what is the camera. That is why 100% crop is important to see image quality issues.
I understand. She said all she did was "lighten" it in Picasa because it was a little underexposed (since the lens wouldn't open any further but she wanted the shutter speed).

So, how do you make a 100% crop?
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