Do you think this is sharp?

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  1. uplander

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    I know I'm due for an eye checkup but is this a pretty sharp pic?
    The next thing on my equiptment list is a really good monitor so a little input here would be nice.


    Yellow Warbler
    100% crop from original.
    Shot with a Canon 40D and a Canon EF 400 f/2.8 lens from a monopod.

    [​IMG]
     
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    it looks pretty good to me
     
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    It doesn't seem as sharp as it should be to me. There just isn't much detail in the feathers.

    Especially for an L lens, I guess I would expect a little more detail. That is an L right? - Lol, nevermind, I just looked at your sig.
     
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    Its eye, beak, throat feathers, and feet seem to be well in focus from where I sit. But it looks like a very shallow DoF: it's frontmost shoulder and it's tail seem well out of focus already. Then again, I could be wrong: feathers are, well... feathery by nature of course...
    Plus I haven't ever had a formal eye sight check up since the army in 1972 and I'm looking at this through plastic reading glasses from the supermarket!
    Like all too many of us, I'm betting!
     
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    Is this better ?
    [​IMG]
     
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    Beautiful, Up!

    Still, an 800x600 viewed over the web by some unknown quantity is not really a useful yardstick, is it?
     
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    Now THAT is awesome. I agree with Marcus on the first one. Doesn't look as sharp as could be. Maybe some post processing sharpness would help.
     
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    Looks slightly oversharpened to me. The bottom of the tree branch on the top is starting to halo slightly.

    Second one looks tac sharp.

    From a 100% crop are you kidding? Maybe a 1D that wouldn't be considered sharp, but that is damn sharp for full crop.
     
  9. MarcusM

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    True, good point. I guess I was just looking at the image posted and not thinking about the fact that it was a 100% crop even though I read that. I would be curious to see what the entire shot looked like to see how small the bird was in the frame.
     
  10. uplander

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    I should have posted the full sized frame also so here it is .
    Thanks for the input everyone. It's not as sharp as I would like.
    [​IMG]
     
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    ditto.
     
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    What are you shooting at? 2.8 is wide open and will be a bit soft. Step down to 5.6 or 8 and try that.
     

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