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07-25-2016, 12:55 AM #11Senior Member
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07-25-2016, 01:24 AM #12Old Man w/Camera
And @Marcel he stated they are RAW that he converted in VX2. He may still need to to sharpen in post.
07-25-2016, 01:47 AM #13Happy Canadian
But I remember when I got my D7000, it took me some time to accept that looking at 100% images on the screen could be very deceiving. I was coming from the D90 and thought something was wrong with my 7000. But when I had prints made, my fears went away. Looking at an image at 100% on a screen is like looking at a 6' image from 6" away. Prints are not made to be looked so closely. The subject and light are more important that the extreme sharpness that I was striving for.
07-25-2016, 02:41 AM #14Professional Hobbyist
I don't see anything wrong with those shots other than that they need post processing.
07-25-2016, 02:45 AM #15Professional Hobbyist
I especially like the very first shot of the Osprey. With some processing it can turn out to be a very nice image.
07-25-2016, 04:56 AM #16Staff
I got a RAW image and they are a bit softer then they should be. They were shot with a 600mm (900mm effective) lens and that can be very tricky. I know it took me some time to get my shots with my Tamron 150-600 sharp on my D750. Which 150-600 do you have? shooting at 900mm at 1/1250 is probably a bit slow. crank it up to at least 1/1500. But I still don't think that is you problem based on the RAW file I saw. Nothing was quite in focus the the shot. I would recheck your focus modes. again. Set it on spot and put the camera on a tripod. Make sure both auto focus switches are turned on. Then shoot with the VR turned off and look at the shot on the computer. Try it again with the VR turned off. I have turned mine off all the time now and get better shots with it off. I just make sure I shoot fast enough to not need it. If it looks good on the tripod then you need a faster shutter speed (But again I do not think this is the problem) Check your focusing on a different lens and see what the results are. If good then recheck the 150-600. You said you have FoCal. What distance did you use to check it with. You should set it on 600mm and the target should be right at 100 feet away. I had to put my target in the back yard and leave a door open to set it. Once I set it I played a little with the number on the target by shooting 1 or 2 about and below and pixel peeping to see it there was any difference (There wasn't)
07-25-2016, 05:08 AM #17Senior Member
Just a thought have you got the dock for your Sigma lens,if so set the stabilizing to active (i think thats what its called) when i had mine the normal setting was poor but the active made a great difference.
Asking the obvious so sorry but you are letting the image settle in the viewfinder before shooting arent you,do you find the lens heavy,if so that can have a adverse effect on results.
Lastly 100% crops depend on a lot of things being right on the day,not saying you shouldn't look for them but dont expect to get them from most shots in wildlife situations,try and crack 50% firstMike
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07-25-2016, 07:33 PM #18Senior Member
That is a lot of info to sort through in that post. I have the 150-600mm C version. On atleast half the shots I used 1/1600 with the same result as the one I chose thatwas 1/1250.
I just remembered later last night that between the zooshoot and the shots yesterday of the Osprey that I did the latest firmwareupdate on the lens. It stopped in themiddle of the first attempt but the second time it completed with noerrors. I plan to check it later todaywith another camera.
I checked the lens using the FoCal at the distance suggested during lots of reading but that was a while ago and am not sure what length I used. I think 50. Which happens to be as long as I can go inside.
07-25-2016, 07:35 PM #19Senior Member
It is hard to get it to settle but I was using a buildingpole to lean against to help do that. Ihave the dock and made the adjustment you mentioned and was using the switch onC1 as that is where the adjustment was selectable from.
07-25-2016, 07:38 PM #20Senior Member
That picture has all the processing I can do as I usedViewNX2 and is the reason it is as clear as it is. Pre-post it was not clear. I downloaded Nikon’s Capture 2 software I think is the namebut it is beyond me to figure out so far.
07-25-2016, 07:38 PM
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