D300s and 28-80mm Tamron?

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  1. Foques

    Foques TPF Noob!

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    Greetings..

    I've gotten my 300s a few weeks ago... Seller gave me a package deal, and added the 28-80 Tammy lens.

    Now i'm stumped...

    All pictures I manage to get with that lens are all just a hair out of focus. Shots that are taken during the day, with a high shutter speed are better, but the night shots are all soft.

    Yesterday, I went to a local park, they have a whole bunch of little different things there with lights on them..
    here are the samples.

    http://foquesphoto.com/photos/730796569_6nf8p-X3.jpg

    http://foquesphoto.com/photos/730796569_6nf8p-X3.jpg


    is that the lens? is it a setting i'm misusing? both shots were taken off of tripod, using remote.
    all exif data is there.


    thanks in advance.
     
  2. djacobox372

    djacobox372 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't see any exif info in those shots.

    But if I were to guess you were shooting the lens wide-open which is why it's a bit soft. Most lenses don't perform well wide open, especially zooms.
     
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    sometimes its hard for the AF to find a focus at night. thats what ive found on my d40. although a d300s should hopefully be better at this..
     

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