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joy e. GLENN

help,,,sharpness problems

I am so canon powershot G2 is taking better photos than my digital rebel..I just cannot get the sharpness I want or the prints I like,,,this is not a great shot but I am putting it here to illustrate. I used a tripod...I accidently deleted all the info about the picture,,but depth of field looks about 5.6......

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9/23/2006 11:04:30 AM

Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  still having trouble huh joy.even handheld at 300mm,5.6 and that kind of light you should still get sharp photos.
I sure hope you get it figured out,sam

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9/23/2006 12:27:53 PM

Karim Abiali
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/8/2005
  and what was your shutter speed. seems to me it is blurry due the subjects movements, more than it is a camera issue.

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9/23/2006 1:53:46 PM

joy e. GLENN   It had to be a relative high shutter speed as the aperture was around f/8?
Could there be something wrong with my camera? if so, what...or is it me? I use auto focus, so it cant be my eyes..

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9/23/2006 8:33:34 PM

Karim Abiali
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/8/2005
  Hey Joy, found this threat here, I think you have the same problem. check it out.

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9/24/2006 5:24:33 AM

Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  Your sample pic is too small to really tell, but it looks like focus/sharpness are ok, but is a bit underexposed due to the shadows and backlighting. Fill flash could have helped.

Are you doing any post-processing, or simply printing the .jpg files straight from the Digital Rebel? The EOS digital SLRs by default do a lot less sharpening, color adjusting, etc. than do the compact digital cameras like the G2. The assumption is that a DSLR user is more likely to post process their images with more powerful software than can be done in-camera. Have you tried adjusting the Digital Rebel's processing parameters to do more aggressive in-camera sharpening, contrast, saturation?

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9/25/2006 6:40:36 AM

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