D200 w/18-200 - first macro attempt

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daijuk Regular Member • Posts: 160
D200 w/18-200 - first macro attempt

I was inspired by another thread where the OP posted some great macros taken with his 18-200. I'm sure there's a lot wrong with my first attempted macro, and I would truly appreciate all constructive criticism and advice.

My own take: the center seems a bit soft despite being taken at f8.

Compressed RAW
Focal Length: 200mm
Exp Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/200 sec - F8
ISO: 100
White Balance: Auto
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: High

Post Processing: +.3 Exp in NC, Unsharp Mask 40/20/0 in CS2
Uncropped

I'm particularly concerned about lens sharpness since despite my high sharpening setting, every photo seems to come out a bit soft.

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