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02-19-2016, 01:14 AM   #1
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Focusing on the Q-S1

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I understand that there are some settings to improve AF on the Q-S1 (I use 02 and 06 lenses). I find it (just got the camera), that it is not as sharp as I would like it to be. Any suggestions to improve sharpness? ( I also own a K-3).
Thank you very much for your assistance.
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Mine is tack sharp however I do notice on the instant review after each shot the image from the RAW files takes some time to render and looks out of focus when the display turns off ....but when I look at them in play back the look great...hope this helps
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Can you post some sample photos?

If your photos are really blurry, it could be a focusing-related issue. I would recommend always using multi-point AF mode.

If your photos just appear soft, it's more likely to be an image quality issue. Try to avoid using small apertures since those degrade the image quality through diffraction.

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Or it may be the JPG sharpness default setting.

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Would be useful to have a sample of what is called "not sharp enough". Also, obviously, you should not expect the same details level and overall IQ as what you get from your K-3...

Also agree with Pacerr that it could be the jpg engine. I can't tell for the Q-S1, by on my Q the jpg outputs are often not so good. I don't know why exactly. Maybe NR is applied too agressively, or the jpeg are too compressed... But for sure I can easily get much more pleasing results from the raw.
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From Okinawa. Please let me know your thoughts and constructive critical analysis on how to improve. Posting assorted phitos.
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Well, these pictures look fine to me, and I don't see anything that could make someone think there's a focus problem. Could you be more specific on what you feel is wrong with these pictures ?

The two interiors shots are at a somewhat high ISO for a Q line camera. They,re fine, but you should expect some softness from higher than ISO 800 with a Q, particularly if OOC. Using the DNG and doing your own processing in LR or other software could help a lot to get them to your taste.
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QuoteOriginally posted by juancarloslopez Quote
From Okinawa. Please let me know your thoughts and constructive critical analysis on how to improve. Posting assorted phitos.
Thank you!!!
I have terrible eyesight. It was not the camera. I am getting used to new eyeglasses. Everything is looking good now. Thank you all !!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by CarlJF Quote
Well, these pictures look fine to me, and I don't see anything that could make someone think there's a focus problem. Could you be more specific on what you feel is wrong with these pictures ?

The two interiors shots are at a somewhat high ISO for a Q line camera. They,re fine, but you should expect some softness from higher than ISO 800 with a Q, particularly if OOC. Using the DNG and doing your own processing in LR or other software could help a lot to get them to your taste.
Thanks for the feed back Carl!!!

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