Focus or shaky hands?


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Rolldrum

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Hi,

Can anyone tell me how come the picture below is out of focus?

A) i think this is because of shaky hands? is it? i've got SSS on but the result is the same.




B) i was testing out slow shutter speed. somehow i think that there is focusing problems. how to improve on this?
 

broccoli

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1st picture most probably is due to shutter speed too slow beyond your camera to be handheld...have checked the photo data and found it to be 1/8sec...

correct me if i am wrong...
 

raptor84

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Both shots were problably caused by handshake blur. This is obvious in the first pic as 1/8 of a second is not enough to freeze the action. It looks underexposed as well.

The second pic I assume was shot on a tripod? Maybe the rish of air form the passing vehicles caused some vibrations on the camera? Did you shoot with a mirror-lockup to prevernt the mirror slap vibrations? Perhaps its the 'bloom' of the overexposed lights that makes it look OOF..
 

zac08

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1st picture most probably is due to shutter speed too slow beyond your camera to be handheld...have checked the photo data and found it to be 1/8sec...

correct me if i am wrong...
I agree

1/8 secs at 70mm focal length is just pushing it... I wouldn't go below 1/60 for such shots...

As for the second, the aperture is only f5.6. This may be the reason why there is a thin DOF, and frankly I don't know which spot you could focus at and still get the picture sharp enough. Try a smaller aperture of say f11 - f16...
 

erictan8888

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shaky hands is the reason....

get a tripod and your problem solved liao...
 

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