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02-25-2015, 02:28 PM   #1
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Night lights tips needed
Lens: 18-55 II Camera: K200D ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F11 

How I can get sharp night shots?
I have low ISO and tripod.
Yes I know that kit lens is not best one, but even with better lenses I have failed.

And what about this composition?

Please look bigger photo in flickr



02-25-2015, 09:16 PM   #2
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Your composition is wonderful. Panos are especially difficult to balance out and I think this works well with the focal point on the more lit building at left.

When using your tripod do you have shake reduction turned off? Make sure SR is off or else it can actually induce vibration when the camera is locked onto the tripod.
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When using your tripod do you have shake reduction turned off?
Yes it was turned off.
02-26-2015, 03:55 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by LeGuillotine Quote
How I can get sharp night shots?
I have low ISO and tripod.
Yes I know that kit lens is not best one, but even with better lenses I have failed.

And what about this composition?

Please look bigger photo in flickr

Hmmm... looks like your focus is not on spot. Focusing at night can be tricky.
Try to focus on a bright spot that is in your plane of focus. You can also focus in Liveview and zoom into the picture to do so. Then turn autofocus off (if you havenīt used manual focus already) and recompose your picture without changing the focus point. (The composition of your picture is very good by the way!)
Switch off shake reduction if using a tripod and use mirror lock up.

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I think you did a great job on this one! I really like the composition!
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it is a very nice shot. very well balanced.
About not being sharp, I think it is plenty sharp. Yes when looking at it in full resolution you can see some softness in the picture. You used a f11 as aperture, I do not know when the diffraction on this lens starts, but I believe that F11 could already see some. So it could be softness from difraction. Because I do not believe it is focus issue, especially from teh distance the photo is taken. Try next time f8-f9, should give sharper results.

But also do not focus too much on photo's being tack sharp in full resolution. Focus on the sharpness at viewing size and distance.
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