FUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2071 times:
all three shots show some strange irregularities in the horizontal lines. Every horizontal line looks kind of blotchy. Together with too little USM this causes the overall unsharp appearence of the images. This effect may come from a wrong resizing method (do you use "bicubic"?).
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2053 times:
As for the blotchy horizontal lines I dont know what causes them, does anyone else know? it looks that way on the original so it is not related to resampling. it is very strange.
this one was one of the better looking of the ones taken from this location - airborne plane set against sky background. I used aperture priority, and its 1/1200 or so shutter at f5.
I did use unsharp mask. I can try a littl more.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2046 times:
Bruce - yes two things contribute to the badscan here - the "blotchy" lines and the distinct magenta cast. As to the latter, I'm sure I have pointed this out to you before in a rejection note, and other screeners have noticed it too - I'm afraid its becoming a bit of a trademark
Perhaps its time to accept that your monitor is lying to you and spend some time in serious recalibration - its hurting some otherwise fine shots!
Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1997 times:
I wouldn't use either of those settings. If you are shooting AP then your lens is wide-open, and if f5 is wide open I am guessing your shots will also be soft no matter what you do (due to the quality of the lens). Shooting SP will increase the shutter speed, meaning the lens will also need to be wide open to allow as much light as possible.
Does your camera have a Program Mode, or something like that? If not, manually stop the lens down to f/8 and see what kind of shutter speed that gets you.