A&P Why do all my pictures come out blurry? v.RebelXT

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  1. [Cyanide]

    [Cyanide] Active Member

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    I just got a 350D Rebel XT a few days ago and I've been loving it.

    I've gotten a few amazing pics and a lot of not so good ones.

    My question is, how come when I shoot in the smallest (fine) resolution, my pics come out ok, but when I shoot in the largest resolution (fine) and when I zoom in to 100% in Photoshop they look like crap?

    Even when I use the night shot basic mode on the Rebel XT it comes out like this.

    I'm using a tripod also.

    Ideas?
     
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    Check your iso?
     
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    I've taken pics at ISO 400, 800 and 1600, all came out blurry, lots of noise & grainy.
     
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    post a crop from one so we can see whats going on.

    blury is probably your focusing technique, noise is probably ISO. try not to shoot above iso 400 unless you have to.
     
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    Here's one I took in the Auto-DEP mode just to see how it would come out...

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    Post the unphotoshopped version so we can see exif?
     
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    By the way, I believe adep will attempt to use a smaller aperture & higher ISO in order to reduce depth of field. It will not be the best option for a quality photo.
     
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    Okay, 30 seconds seems a little bit long, are you using a very sturdy tripod?

    F5.6 is too wide for a shot like that. It also seems to be focusing a little bit too far forward.

    The kit lens isnt great, but I got some pretty reasonable night shots before I upgraded.. I'll dig one up.
     
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    Yeah I went out & got a pretty good tripod today.

    And I thought f/5.6 should be good for that shot since it was being aimed so far ahead.

    And I've honestly gotten some great night shots at the small resolution setting...

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    And those were all hand-held shots, no tripod.
     
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    Took these when I got my XT. So kit lens, AF, Highest res jpg and I think just setting TV.

    These are straight off camera.

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  12. N-Word-Jim

    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    i fail to see a problem
     
  13. Jonny Chimpo

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    looks about right to me for an unsharpened kit lens shot :dunno:
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    if landscape, you should shoot like f/20+

    plus the kit lens will be a little soft, especially when viewed at full resolution
     
  15. no way those huge ones were handheld..
     
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    I dont think he neccissarily needs to go past 20. I think he could get away with something in the f/16-19. Too high and he'll get too much starbursting from the lights.


    If you're on a tripod, use a remote and use the mirror lockup function. That should help a little.
     
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