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08-18-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
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K100D super.. SOFT IMAGES

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I have had my K100D super for about a year now, and I really seem to notice that no matter what lense I use, or what exposure etc, my images never seem to be really, really crisp. Anyone else experinence this? Is it normal for this model or could it be something wrong with my camera? Thanks

08-18-2009, 10:02 PM   #2
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Need more information.

Settings on camera.
Jpeg or RAW.

Sample pictures.
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Welcome lightchaser,

Do you mean to say that you've been getting soft photos on your camera for over a year and haven't noticed it until today? Or are you trying to compare the images you see on screen to a 100% crop of your own shots?

You do need to tell us more info (like the lens you use, any focusing problems, camera settings) AND give examples of what you mean by 'not crisp'
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Have you made actual comparisons with those shot on another K100D super?
You might be comparing to K20D or K7 which have a higher pixel count and if you pixel peep then definitely, you might find yours a tad softer (not actual soft but perceived soft 'coz of less pixel compared to 14mp).

Although sample photos would help to determine your predicament better.

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You should also say what lens you are using. It's the lens, not the camera, that is primarily responsible for how sharp an image is. Assuming you / the camera focused correctly, that is, and that you aren't trying to use such a low shutter speed that you have blur from camera shake or subject motion,
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Well, he did say that no matter what lens I use so I assume he's tried different lenses..not unless all the ones he tried where crappy or soft focus lenses.
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Post some examples. It could be a dirty sensor, not just dust but like a thin film of grime for example.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GerryL Quote
Well, he did say that no matter what lens I use so I assume he's tried different lenses
You're right - I did a quick scan and didn't see a specific lens mentioned, but missed that. Well, assuming he ever posts an image, I'd just suggest that he mention what lens he used for that particular shot. also make sure the EXIF is still in the image; failing that, at least post the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO and say what focus mode was used.

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K100D images, JPG or RAW do benefit greatly from the right amount of sharpening. The in-cam sharpening doesn't do anything I like for JPGs so I leave it on soft, but RAW is the really the only way to go with the K100D (& super). Sigma 17-70 lens and RAW conversion by Silkypix 3 with the main screen's sharpness on Natural, and Development sharpening set to 45/0.6/2 give razor sharp images time after time.
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Jpeg right out of my K100DS (I did crop it a bit)


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I am pretty happy with my output as well. Please post an image for us to see and we will be able to help further...


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samples please

while I understand you are a new member, please , when posting an issue with respect to image quality PLEASE post an image or two, along with all the relevant data
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To post an image, when you go to reply..you will likewise see "manage attachments". Click that and browse where you have the file.
Make sure that the file isn't too large though as we regular members only have a certain megapixel limit per attachment.
I just forgot what the size was.
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I have never had a soft issue with my K100D Super!

I have used some really old, badly looked after lens's bought on ebay!
and even on manual focus with these ebay lens's not had a softness issue....

or course my K-m appears crisper due to higher MP!
like everyone else says not enough info provided!
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It seems the OP is ?not able to follow up on the request.
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