Help with DOF

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  1. Chris399

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    Please help me with improving the sharpness of this image. I assume my DOF is not correct.

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    Nikon 700
    70-300
    Focal length 70mm
    ISO 200
    Speed 1/400
    f10
    No Post Production

    Thanks for the help.

    Chris


     
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    Why do you think your DOF is not correct?
    What did you want to be in focus and out of focus?
     
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    I would like for it to be sharp all the way out to the middle of the flying birds.
     
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    Look at the DOF chart. (DOFmaster.com)
    With the 70 mm focal length, you can't get everything that you want in focus.
    Sharpening the image won't help.
    A shorter focal length or birds that are closer to the primary focal point will.

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    Which 70-300? One of Nikon's 3 - 70-300's or one of the many 3rd party 70-300?

    If it is Nikon's el cheapo, POS, AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G, forget about it.
     

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