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    maximum focal range

    I was shooting some photos from my yard when a girl and her large dog went by. I shot with my 16- 85 at approx.15 ft and got a very clean and sharp photo. She then came by on the other side of the street and I shot a pic at approx 80 feet. I used the same settings but this time when I zoomed the photo the picture was not nearly as sharp. I know they say max focus is infinity but it seems that when the object is quite a distance, I do not get sharp pictures. Why is that? I was shooting in AF-S mode with shutter priority @ 1/1000. Paul


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    Last edited by tea2085; 05-22-2017 at 12:42 AM.
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    Re: maximum focal range

    Quote Originally Posted by tea2085 View Post
    I was shooting some photos from my yard when a girl and her large dog went by. I shot with my 16- 85 at approx.15 ft and got a very clean and sharp photo. She then came by on the other side of the street and I shot a pic at approx 80 feet. I used the same settings but this time when I zoomed the photo the picture was not nearly as sharp. I know they say max focus is infinity but it seems that when the object is quite a distance, I do not get sharp pictures. Why is that? I was shooting in AF-S mode. Paul
    Have your fine tuned that lens?

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    Re: maximum focal range

    Quote Originally Posted by tea2085 View Post
    I was shooting some photos from my yard when a girl and her large dog went by. I shot with my 16- 85 at approx.15 ft and got a very clean and sharp photo. She then came by on the other side of the street and I shot a pic at approx 80 feet. I used the same settings but this time when I zoomed the photo the picture was not nearly as sharp. I know they say max focus is infinity but it seems that when the object is quite a distance, I do not get sharp pictures. Why is that? I was shooting in AF-S mode. Paul
    Were you comparing both shots at the same degree of magnification? Or did you zoom in one the second shot significantly more since the subject was five-times further away?
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    Re: maximum focal range

    Perhaps the AF of the camera didn't focus on the girl & her dog the second time..... it focused on something else.

    Without seeing the two images with enough detail to judge, we're just guessing.
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    Re: maximum focal range

    Fish, I did. I will post the2 photos tomorrow. Gotta sleep! Thanks guys! Paul
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    Re: maximum focal range

    maximum focal range
    maximum focal range-dsc_0861-2-edit.jpgmaximum focal range-dsc_0862-edit-edit-3.jpg
    Last edited by tea2085; 05-22-2017 at 06:20 PM.
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    Re: maximum focal range

    Sorry guys I did some editing on LR with NIK collection.
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    Re: maximum focal range

    Quote Originally Posted by tea2085 View Post
    Sorry guys I did some editing on LR with NIK collection.
    I can't tell you anything based on those two photos; they're too heavily processed.
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    Re: maximum focal range

    maximum focal range
    I found 2 straight out of the camera-forgot I had 2 sd cards in my 7100. Thanks Fishmaximum focal range-dsc_0861-3.jpgmaximum focal range-dsc_0862-3.jpg
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    Re: maximum focal range

    The first one is sharper simply due to the subject being closer. The one where they're across the street loses sharpness because they are projected on fewer pixels on the sensor, so you needed to crop it five times as much.
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