why is this not sharp ? please help me

Started Jul 4, 2013 | Questions thread
Alan_S Senior Member • Posts: 1,831
Re: why is this not sharp ? please help me

Philippe Laurens wrote:

cheers, I know 1.4 is really narrow. But shouldn't be a small part of the photo sharp, even on a very narrow plane ? here, can u tell where the focus was done ? I can't. I mean, I was obviously focusing on the baby face (a99 was on face detection mode), but I don't even see one tiny part sharp on the face, while the shutter speed excludes "blur coz baby moved" explanation.

Viewing 1:1 it appears to me that the very slim focal plane is either just in front of, or behind the baby's eyes -- take a look at the hair just above the forehead, am seeing some good sharpness there on a strand that appears to be sticking out over the face. Also left of the baby's face there is a small portion of the sofa that the fabric appears very sharp -- same to the far right in the white fabric.

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