Scottieprecord From UK - England, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 9 Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2726 times:
I currently have two Quantaray lenses (Ritz Camera Store-Brand). One is a 28-90 1:3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens, and the other a 70-300 1:4-5.6 Zoom Lens. My pictures always seem to come out just a tad blurry, they even seem blurry when I'm looking through the view-finder.
I was wondering if the optics are to blame and if buying a more expensive, name-brand lens would help; or if there are other things I need to work on.
Scottieprecord From UK - England, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2687 times:
Here is a great example of what I'm talking about. It's just not quite there... This is after doing what I know how to do on Photoshop. I have 6 pages of photos on MyAv.net and only 9 shots in the A.net database. It's getting just a slight bit frustrating.
N317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2688 times:
As Chad said; yes and yes. IMO Quantaray blows. Not just for optics, but quality of manufacturing also. Again just my opinion, if you can't buy Nikon or Canon glass at least buy Tamron or Sigma. Tamron and Sigma are better than Quantarayand I would go Tamron first. But if your shooting Canon (as you should be) "L" glass is the way to go. If you can afford it.
Sulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2622 times:
Yes, better glass will give you improved results. I like your pictures on myav - the framing's good and there's lots of interesting things to see. San Antonio certainly looks like an interesting place.
Given that not everyone is in a position to lay down wads of cash on equipment, see what you can do with your existing kit. It looks like you are suffering a bit quality wise. Have you tried the usual tricks? Staying at F8 and above? Avoiding the long-end of the lens?
Also, I couldn't see many signs of sharpening on the images - theres a few that would benefit from some careful USM.
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