Never so disappointed

Started Jun 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Never so disappointed
In reply to ModelADay, Jun 8, 2012

The personal comments on this thread are dire.

Let's concentrate on the photography.

Try a photograph where you eliminate much of what could go wrong.

  • If possible, get a sharp lens on here: 50 or 80 mm prime, or any of the f2.8 lenses. Failing that shoot with your 28-300 in about the middle of its range, where it's likely to perform best.

  • set the shutter speed to 2*focal length. If focal length = 150, set shutter speed to 1/300.

  • set f stop to 5.6 - 8

  • If hand-held, turn on VR if you're using a VR lens. Otherwise set it off for a tripod.

  • if using a tripod, use a remote and, ideally mirror up.

  • choose a sunny day or situation with plenty of light so you don't need to go over, say, ISO3200

  • set autofocus to spot

  • choose what you're going to focus on and make sure you've done that.

and shoot some photographs.

Best of luck and please let us see the results.

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