Discussion in ' Nikon ' started by georginabentleyMar 28, Problems with sharpness Nikon D Discussion in ' Nikon ' started by georginabentleyMar 28, Hi I'm new here, I've been shooting for a client for sometime now.
All street photography to get an idea of location and traffic in the area. So anything from close up to long shots. I'm having issues with sharpness in the pics. My photos were sharper before this new batch I have been taking.
I'm trying to think of any setting that has changed on my camera that has caused this? I shoot on manual with a focal length of anywhere from 5f - 16f and adjust shutter speed accordingly.
Always ISO. Raw and in the vivid or standard mode with white balance sunny or auto. Area mode auto or 39 points. Auto bracketing off. Matrix metering. Everything else is auto. I usually do not shoot with a tripod, but even if I do I'm getting the same problem. I'm also noticing more shadow than previously in my pics and almost like there is a slight vignette around the edge of the pic. These are unedited pics. I shoot on 35mm lens with lens on auto. What could have changed on my camera to cause the lack of sharpness when I zoom into the pics.By clicking the "Download" button on this page in order to start downloading the Manual, you indicate your acceptance of this Agreement and are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement.
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Other products. Download Center D D Other products. Manuals Manuals Firmware Software. Title Language Size. Reference Manual English Forum Rules. Remember Me? Follow nikonites. Advanced Search. Auto Focus calibration. Read about the perks of being a contributing member! Results 1 to 8 of 8. Location Horsefly. Image Editing Yes. Camera D It appears to me that objects are in focus through the viewfinder but images are coming out soft. This happens with all of my lenses. Of course it could just be my old eyes or my lack of experience with the camera, but I would like to be sure.
Image Editing NO. Blog Entries Images Camera DD Re: Auto Focus calibration I don't know for sure about the D but in the past the D was to lowest camera that had fine tuning of the lenses. If RAW then you will need to sharpen in Post.
If JPEG then there is a setting in your camera that you need to adjust the sharpening. If you are shooting in RAW the following will have no effect on your sharpness.
Go into your Menus and highlight the "Shooting" menu the camera icon Drop down to "Picture Controls" and click right one time. From here, highlight "Standard" and then click right one time. From this settings menu, increase the "Sharpness" setting to "7". Press "OK" to exit the menus and you're done.
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Kuykendall Genealogy Dons-Photography. Location Escondido, CA. Re: Auto Focus calibration. Originally Posted by canuck Is there a way to check and calibrate the Auto Focus on the D?
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I just cant not seem to get a sharp, in focus picture, with any of my lenses. I am sure that most of the problem is my lack of knowledge using a DSLR, but it would seem that some of the portraits in great sunlight should have easily focused correctly. Should I send the camera to Nikon for adjustment? If so, should I send all three lenses 35 mm, mm, mm back for adjustment as well?
Remember the red box in ViewNX2 only show you what focus boxes in the viewfinder were primary at the time of shutter release and if the green focus light in the viewfinder was solid at that time.
They do not show you what the camera actually focused on The bottom picture demos this well. They are useful but if using AF-S or AF-A then you can get the red box but any movement after focus was initially locked will mean the red box in ViewNX isn't actually showing you what was locked on to.
Also the red box is square and the Field of View of the actually focus array's are not. So why the focus array sees as the best contrast to lock onto may not be the center of the box in the viewfinder.
The purple lines are what the focus array sees their FoV and the red box is what you see in the viewfinder. What you think it locked onto may not be what it did as it can lock on to anything under the purple not just the center of the cross or line. The is no EXIF to see so we can't tell if the shutter speed was too slow for a moving babe. Trouble shooting focus issues without the whole EXIF is tough. He's a way you can simply check yourself if you follow the instructions close:.
AF test Link. Just no way of knowing from these examples as there are simply to many variables. Try this Shoot through the viewfinder then use liveview. Liveview will always be perfectly focused.Sign in or create an account to access your information. View Cart. With built-in Wi-Fi for photo sharing to your smartphone or tablet, GPS and mapping, a cutting edge Your photos will be richer, truer to life than most photos you've seen.
HD video will have a stunning cinematic look, a level of sharpness and clarity that ignites on ultra-high-resolution tablets, laptops and TVs. And the first time you use your smartphone or tablet to instantly share photos from the D, you'll realize the game has truly changed.
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