i want sharp!!

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  1. duelinthedeep

    duelinthedeep TPF Noob!

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    i'm a beginner. i have a minolta maxxum 70 and i've been taking some shots
    and i've noticed the pictures aren't too sharp.....
    is sharpness limited with the camera(being 35mm)?
    is the camera just not good for sharp pictures?
    how can i get a really crisp sharp picture?
    i'm taking green grass and blue sky type of pictures...i want to give the pictures
    alot of color. i dont want dull colors. what should i do??
    any tips or advise would help lots.
    thanks:D
     
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    Sharpness and vibrancy of colours can be affected by the type & rating of the film you're using.

    The sharpness of the actual image is affected by your depth of field, focus, and the optics of your lense.

    A polarizing filter will also assist you with colour vibrancy in outdoor shots. Link for examples http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/User-Guide/filter/polarizer.html
     
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    There's too many variables and options and whatnot that effect pretty much anything in film photography.

    Film, film developer, film flatness, ISO, lens, tripod, contrast...yikes.

    But I guess in general, it depends on your lens glass, a steady camera and proper focusing.
     
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    Sharpness is mainly affected by the lens you are using. The film you are using has a lot to do with it as well. The film also has a lot to do with the colors you get.
     
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    Tripod, remote release, good lens, slide film (try Velvia 100)
     
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    i understand what you guys are saying....
    is the camera able to take sharp pictures??
    sometimes i think that the camera isn't able to take sharp pictures for some reason....
     
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    Assuming it's not damaged then yes the camera should take sharp pictures. You may need to post an example or explain mroe clearly what isn't sharp, since at first you talked about colour.

    When you say it's not sharp it's hard for anyone here to tell if you're talking about colour, focus, camera shake etc.
     
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    what lens would be a good type of lens to use??
     
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    duelinthedeep TPF Noob!

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    well the pictures are in focus but i want a sharper picture. i wanna get a good texture out of it....
    i dont know if i'm explaining myself good enough?:confused:

    i want to take pictures of moss and stuff like that. thats why i need to know if the camera is capable of doing that so i wouldn't waste money
    on lenses and what-not.
     
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    Buy or borrow a polarizing filter and run a roll of film through it. The images on the link I posted show the effect it can have on the vibrancy of colour, particularly in outdoor shots.
     
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    sounds good.:D


    the link helped alot thanks.
     

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