D70s and tele lens --> is there an option to fix a minimum shutter speed?

Started Oct 12, 2012 | Questions thread
fotowbert Senior Member • Posts: 2,592
95% of f2.8 shots not sharp for 80-200 lens? Something doesn't make sense here

You shouldn't need to stop down to get sharp images.  The Nikon 80-200 f 2.8 is reported to be very good wide open.  I don't have one but wish I did.

Yet you say 95% of your wide open shots are not sharp. 

You need to find out why yours isn't sharp!

Could be AF issues, shallow DOF issues, cheap filter issues to name a few.

You should do a controlled tripod mounted sharpness test to sort this out.  I would expect better that a 5% keeper rate wide open and you should too.   John 

fanoos wrote:

I am using a 80-200mm, 2.8 lens on my nikon d70s body. Usually i use the camera in aperture priority mode, but then the shutter speed is usually to slow. If i use time priority the downside is usually that the automatic is opening the aperture wide (2.8) and 95% of the picture are not sharp.

Is there an option to programme a minimum shutter speed into aperture priority mode. For example if you shoot with a flash and set the aperture to 5,6 and you do want to avoid to get a shutter speed slower than 1/125?

Help would be very much appreciated!



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