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  1. Halako

    Halako TPF Noob!

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    As a first thread and an introduction a few shots which from I would like some comments.. I've been shooting with 550d and 18-55 kit lens for few months and finding it very hard to obtain any sharpness on landscapes. I know it is a feature with this lens and have come to a conclusion that at least a wider aperture serves better than a narrow one. Any other hints with this? I'll be getting a new lens (most likely sigma 17-70 2.8-4 IS) but in the mean time...

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    BuS_RiDeR No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Don't use html....

    instead of < or > use [ or ]...

    for example (minus the asterisks): [*IMG*]the path/url you want to link to[*/IMG*] or use the "Insert Image" icon from the toolbar...
     
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    Got these showing at last. I was going for what you suggested but was using wrong address. Anyway, here they are.
     
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    Well I'm glad you got it to work.

    Comments as you requested...

    First of all... These are pretty small and I have bad eyes, so please accept my critique with a grain of salt...

    It could be me... But photos 1, 3 and 4 look a bit overexposed...

    #1 - I don't find it very interesting.... Maybe if you made it a bit larger and focused on a particular point... Maybe you did... but I can't see it.

    #2 - Very nice dog. :) I think I'd like it more if you used a greater Depth of Field (smaller F/Stop #).

    #3 - Undecided... Maybe try a different crop?

    #4 - I like the idea... But maybe a little more contrast. Also, use a bit more DoF and focus on the tree/post thingy in the foreground...

    Just a few thoughts...
     
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    Thanks for the comments. With #2 I was actually using biggest aperture possible, Idea was to get only the dog in focus, in which I succeeded quite nicely if I say so myself. You are right in that cropping #3 was a bit tricky. But after all #3 and #4 are mostly here to demonstrate my problems with sharpness in landscapes. #4 was shot with f/16 and #3 with f/6.3 so I think there is enough DoF in #4 but still #3 looks sharper to me. Maybe the best this lens can do. #1 is... yeah well, kinda dull, but shows that with large aperture and close range there some hope for this lens.
     
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    I like #2, I like the way it focus.
     

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