06-26-2015 01:08 PM
I am a newbie with SLRs. The pictures from my Canon Rebel T3i is not coming sharp. I have tried both Aperture priority as well as Shutter priority modes. I am not sure if my settings are not right or if i am not focusing right. I have attached a pic that i took recently. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
06-26-2015 02:04 PM - edited 06-26-2015 02:06 PM
I looked at both images in DPP at 1:1 zoom and I think they are fine. What do you feel is unsharp about them?
06-26-2015 03:44 PM
Thanks for the reply John. If you look at the details (the leaves on the tree in first pic and the grass in the second pic) they don't appear to be clear. Also the color in the pictures doesn't look sharp. I have seen pics from other SLRs and they look pretty clear and sharp.
06-26-2015 07:27 PM - edited 06-26-2015 07:28 PM
Hi Jay. I should have been more clear in my response. I don't see anything in the image files that would indicate there is a camera problem.
Your Photo 2 was taken using Faithful Picture Style, which is intended for post processing. The sharpness in the file is "0". Adding some sharpness in DPP and a slight twaek to saturation gives more snap to the actual image.
Your Photo 1 was taken usinging Landscape PS; which applies a sharpness of 4.
Its hard to see exactly where the camera was focusing, but its somehwere behind the couple. Looks like it was in the trees.
The pine needles seem sharp.
It also looks like you are shooting a small file size (3.6MB) (Must be Small-Fine)
I suggest setting camera to One Shot, Program, Standard Picture Style and Large-Fine jpeg (or even RAW if you can process it) and get a subject with good detail and have it fill the frame and then judge the image.
06-28-2015 12:36 PM - edited 06-29-2015 09:37 AM
"I suggest setting camera to One Shot, Program, Standard Picture Style and Large-Fine jpeg (or even RAW if you can process it) and ..."
This is good and I also recommend you use these settings for the type pf photos you are/were taking. One step futher, I would use just the center focus spot. Turn the others off. Than focus on a specific place and not randonly like it looks you did.
I also recommend you use RAW files. They are not that much more involved as they used to be. In fact it is almost seamlessly done by the free DPP software than Canon provides. Plus there are some others that are better but they are not free.
However, RAW dose not guarrantee a sharper picture. In fact a RAW can be worse. Sometimes for what you are shooting, your examples, RAW will not provide a sharper image. It can and ultimately will but does require more post editing.
And lastly the kit lens supplied with the T3i is a beginner lens. It is thus so designed. And upgraded lens can really show off what the T3i is capable of.
All photography is what you want and expect. Your pictures do look OK to me. Pretty nice actually.
06-28-2015 08:36 PM - edited 06-28-2015 08:39 PM