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    Default Re: newbie need help on image sharpness

    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    For tiny flower, use Spot Focusing.

    For a flower that fills the center of frame, use Center Weighted Focusing.

    If picture is soft, you can increase the in-camera Saturation

    Use a tripod if you do not have steady hands.

    Also read up Depth Of Field (DOF)

    Note: Different manufacturer use different names for their focusing system.
    care to explain what does softness got to do with saturation? TIA
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    Dear all, really appreciate all the input. learning alot here. have not used a tripod before so will try and see the difference to convince me to carry the extra load. btw, this is my first post and CSnap is great !. many nice people here. also, lets not be too harsh on members sometimes being less precise in choice of terms... its meant to be fun and educational. i think Diavonex is quite gracious in accepting criticisms in good cheer and all he was doing is trying to help newbie here. so lets chill ;-)

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    just to point out something hope tt's not missed out...look out for wind...swaying flowers in and out of your dof will make your focus difficult...
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    Default Re: newbie need help on image sharpness

    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    care to explain what does softness got to do with saturation? TIA
    Yes I also don't understand this. A soft pic has got to do with sharpness. How does saturation come in? Unless TS meant "soft colours?"

    Quote Originally Posted by ovaltinemilo View Post
    just to point out something hope tt's not missed out...look out for wind...swaying flowers in and out of your dof will make your focus difficult...
    Fully agree. Having a tripod helps, but wind can be big a headache too. Especially if you're using a large aperture (hence thin DOF). A slight movement of your flower can cause it go out of focus, and something else will be in focus.
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    Default Re: newbie need help on image sharpness

    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    care to explain what does softness got to do with saturation? TIA
    Okay, I goof.

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    Default Re: newbie need help on image sharpness

    Try to read up articles on "Depth-of-Field" or DOF. It is related to your lens settings - aperture value. The bigger aperture hole ( has small aperture value like f2.8 ) has shallow DOF whereas smaller aperture hole ( has bigger aperture value like f8.0 ) has wider DOF.

    For your case, use smaller aperture to have wider DOF to get your objects within depth, thus both objects will look sharper.
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