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    middlesexade
    1 Apr 2013 - 4:18 PM

    I just orderd a D7100 and read in a review that because there is no optical low pass filter, I should be able to take the sharpest most detailed images with the correct technique, does anyone know what this technique is?

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    Consulo
    Consulo  10768 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Apr 2013 - 4:39 PM

    Focus on the image, then move ten foot behind the camera. Do 10 press-ups whilst singing 'Eye of the tiger', all the whilst gazing intently at the object you wish to capture. This is an ancient Nikon technique passed from one knowing tog to another, so you would do well to follow it.

    In all seriousness I can't imagine that you'll have to make any real serious deviations from the current focusing techniques that you may already employ in your shooting (though if one would, I'd happily be corrected by someone more in the know). From what I understand, it's just the removal of a filter on the sensor that provides the better in-camera sharpness, so you shouldn't have to spend as much time in post applying sharpening.

    Last Modified By Consulo at 1 Apr 2013 - 4:39 PM
    Umberto_Vanni
    Umberto_Vanni e2 Member 9367 forum postsUmberto_Vanni vcard Scotland
    1 Apr 2013 - 4:43 PM


    Quote: Focus on the image, then move ten foot behind the camera. Do 10 press-ups whilst singing 'Eye of the tiger', all the whilst gazing intently at the object you wish to capture. This is an ancient Nikon technique passed from one knowing tog to another, so you would do well to follow it.


    LOL.

    LenShepherd
    LenShepherd e2 Member 62481 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
    1 Apr 2013 - 6:05 PM

    Substitute good technique for correct technique and you'll have it in one.
    This may involve using a tripod more often, using twice the focal length as a safe hand held shutter speed more often, being prepared to use manual focus more often, etc when you want to make the sharpest possible large prints.
    When your aim is a 1024x768 image on the web you do not need any better technique then you use now.

    Gundog
    Gundog  1624 forum posts Scotland
    1 Apr 2013 - 6:44 PM

    I think Mr Shepherd has pretty well hit it in one.

    The more sophisticated cameras become, the more you can benefit from employing good techniques. Photos taken with a faulty technique won't look any worse, they just won't take full advantage of the technology available.

    But the basic story is still the same. Make sure your camera is steady, focus correctly and use the correct exposure (whatever that means) and select a shutter speed and aperture to suit the intended results.

    Paradoxically, the more "automated" cameras become, the more I seem to use manual exposure and manual focussing.

    lawbert
    lawbert  71713 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Apr 2013 - 6:59 PM

    I would add that a sharp bit of glass is a mustWink

    Umberto_Vanni
    Umberto_Vanni e2 Member 9367 forum postsUmberto_Vanni vcard Scotland
    1 Apr 2013 - 9:45 PM


    Quote: Paradoxically, the more "automated" cameras become, the more I seem to use manual exposure and manual focussing.

    I find myself "straying" into manual now and again myself. Of course it doesn't guarantee your pictures will be any better but it certainly makes you feel better about paying hundreds or thousands for your camera and not going near the "P" setting out of embarrassment Wink

    RuiCarneiro
    1 Apr 2013 - 9:49 PM

    Shoot. If the shots come blurry, find what have you been doing wrong.

    TrailorSailor

    Check out the hands-on reviews of the D800/D800E, such as this ephotozine one: http://www.ephotozine.com/article/nikon-d800-vs-d800e-digital-slr-review-19764 . Like the D7100, the D800E drops the low pass, or AA, filter. The D800 vs. D800E reviews give excellent discussions of the theory behind, and implications of, deleting the AA filter in terms of image implications and photographic technique.

    thewilliam
    5 Apr 2013 - 11:34 PM

    Without an AA filter, there is a danger of moiré but this only happens with certain patterns at certain angles. One useful dodge is to bracket by twisting the camera very slightly between shots.

    TrailorSailor


    Quote: Without an AA filter, there is a danger of moiré but this only happens with certain patterns at certain angles. One useful dodge is to bracket by twisting the camera very slightly between shots.

    Super idea! Thanks.

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