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Getting tack sharp photos at full resolution


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meganhaderphotography

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I have a D3500 and I previously had a D3200.  I typically shoot Raw so I can do minor editing as I am not great at more in depth editing so of course the photos blow up large when you bring them up to full resolution on a computer monitor.  When I take the photo and look at it on the camera screen, it seems to be fairly sharp.  Unfortunately, when it is blown up on the computer, the photo is usually blurry at full resolution.  However, if I reduce the pixel size on the screen, the photo looks sharp.  My questions are, do I really need to worry if I can't get a tack sharp photo at 24 megapixels? The more I try to keep the camera perfectly still, the more I seem to move. And are professional photographers able to get tack sharp photos at full resolution?  I've seen lots of YouTube photographers demonstrating their techniques of how to shoot but you never see their full resolution photograph to see if they are getting a tack sharp photo at its full size.  I know they are shooting with way more expensive cameras than I have but when they're taking a photo of a bird while moving I'm doubting that they are getting 100% perfectly sharp photos. I figure I'm not the only one with these issues so I figured I'd hop on here and see what others folks thoughts are.  Thanks!



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I have a D3500 and I previously had a D3200.  I typically shoot Raw so I can do minor editing as I am not great at more in depth editing so of course the photos blow up large when you bring them up to full resolution on a computer monitor.  When I take the photo and look at it on the camera screen, it seems to be fairly sharp.  Unfortunately, when it is blown up on the computer, the photo is usually blurry at full resolution.  However, if I reduce the pixel size on the screen, the photo looks sharp.  My questions are, do I really need to worry if I can't get a tack sharp photo at 24 megapixels? The more I try to keep the camera perfectly still, the more I seem to move. And are professional photographers able to get tack sharp photos at full resolution?  I've seen lots of YouTube photographers demonstrating their techniques of how to shoot but you never see their full resolution photograph to see if they are getting a tack sharp photo at its full size.  I know they are shooting with way more expensive cameras than I have but when they're taking a photo of a bird while moving I'm doubting that they are getting 100% perfectly sharp photos. I figure I'm not the only one with these issues so I figured I'd hop on here and see what others folks thoughts are.  Thanks!

Can you be more specific ?

What kind of lens you are using? 



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I already addressed your question on an other forum.

In addition to that answer, one has to use the better quality lenses and be sur
they went through the AF Fine Tune procedure.

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From the other forum:

This shot, taken this week when I was just having a break at the marsh,

was capture with a D850 + 600 mm ƒ4 combo. The resolution is 8256
x 5504 px. It is the full RAW with Auto WB and just the DRL (Dynamic
Range Levels = black and white points settings) applied.

***The two red oval are confirming that it is always the same file and
at what enlargement it is viewed.

Before crop, viewed to fit the working window of the app on my screen.



%20capture.jpg


Once cropped to my intent and fit to the app's screen yields this:



%20crop.jpg


Seen at 100% : 300 ppi



100.jpg


Seen at 200% : 150 ppi



200.jpg


Seen at 300%



300.jpg


Seen at 400% : 75 ppi. This is +/- the resolution of billboards meant to
be seen yards and yards away… ultimately, that's really what counts.



400.jpg
 


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What lens? What shutter speed? What aperture? What ISO? What distance? What's the weather like? What editor do you use?

These all affect the outcome in the final photo. 

 

Is the lens tack sharp when shooting something static at the same distance, on a good tripod?

 

For a BIF shot, is the bird in a crosswind or flying straight into the wind? The feathers are in constant movement in a crosswind, even if the wing is in a soaring position.

How do you breathe when you are shooting, do you time the capture to your breathing?