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Weakest link in a digital camera for sharpest best image
What is the weakest link. Lens, Sensor or Electronics. I am aware that the user is usually the weak link but is the lens outperforming the sensor or the other way around on most prosumer cameras...

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The guy holding the freakin camera is always the weakest link. As far is the rest of your post wouldn't you think it would depend on which camera you were talking about?.

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At this point, all digital cameras are capable of making very sharp images. In the large majority of the "softness issue" type posts on the web, you are looking at operator errors..

Perhaps, if you name a specific camera and lens, someone will be able to comment at the purely technical level. But for any purpose a beginner would have, all digital cameras are pretty darn good..

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Ramcell6 wrote:.

What is the weakest link. Lens, Sensor or Electronics. I am awarethat the user is usually the weak link but is the lens outperformingthe sensor or the other way around on most prosumer cameras..

Sometimes this is hard to sort out. Consider a high ISO photograph made with a kit lens at the long end at f/5.6 that is not as "sharp" as one would have liked. Where does the problem lie?.

Is it the sensor, introducing significant noise to the image at this ISO setting?.

Is it the inexpensive lens? A faster lens might have allowed a lower ISO setting or a higher shutter speed, or both..

Is it the electronics, applying an overly-aggressive noise reduction routine and blurring the image detail?.

Is it the photographer, unable to hold the camera steady enough at the low shutter speed selected for this low-light shot, and thus introducing motion blur?Which one element is the Weakest Link?.

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I am truly a beginner and I recently posted a question about shooting dancers in a theatre production (low light, lots of movement). I got a lot of help about using an f/2.8 lens that would be faster than my nikkor 28-200 3.5-5.6 with my Nikon D70. My current question relates to this thread: if you remove "the guy holding the camera" from the equation, is it lens speed or number of megapixels that has a greater impact on sharpness? I took some very nice pictures but I "always" wish for crisper focus. I tend to shoot at medium normal jpeg size. would my sharpness increase if I shoot at high fine using the same lens?thankss t..

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You should use the Large image size. Medium on a D70 is probably 3mp, you'll be better off to use the native resulution of 6mp. You can always resize on your computer later..

A D2h is "only" 4mp but can take stunning photos but I think you may be shooting yourself in the foot with using a D70 at medium..

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Sr telchilde wrote:.

I am truly a beginner and I recently posted a question about shootingdancers in a theatre production (low light, lots of movement). I gota lot of help about using an f/2.8 lens that would be faster than mynikkor 28-200 3.5-5.6 with my Nikon D70. My current question relatesto this thread: if you remove "the guy holding the camera" from theequation, is it lens speed or number of megapixels that has a greaterimpact on sharpness?.

Lighting and proximity so subject. The better the light, and the more your subject fills up the frame, the better it should be.... of course this comes back to the photographer..

I took some very nice pictures but I "always"wish for crisper focus. I tend to shoot at medium normal jpeg size.would my sharpness increase if I shoot at high fine using the samelens?.

It certainly won't hurt. Really there is no reason to shoot anything less than the highest (native) resolution the camera is capable of..

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Sr telchilde wrote:.

I am truly a beginner and I recently posted a question about shootingdancers in a theatre production (low light, lots of movement). I gota lot of help about using an f/2.8 lens that would be faster than mynikkor 28-200 3.5-5.6 with my Nikon D70. My current question relatesto this thread: if you remove "the guy holding the camera" from theequation, is it lens speed or number of megapixels that has a greaterimpact on sharpness?.

Neither lens speed nor number of megapixels is a major determinant of sharpness. While it is true that fast lenses tend to be sharper (and we may even need to define sharpness) than slower lenses, that is not always true. Lens quality relating to sharpness has more to do with the quality of it's glass, coatings and assembly than it's maximum aperture..

Megapixels are a giant red herring. Canon's second most expensive camera has a 10 mp sensor; one of it's cheapest has a 12 mp sensor. They do that be cause those who know photography understand that the 10 mp 1DMKIII is a much better camera than the 12 mp 450D, and the beginners will be impressed by the 12 mp, because they think it is important. It is not. Well, not nearly as important as beginners think, anyway..

What you need to get razor sharp images are:1. any decent modern DSLR2. a high quality lens suitable for the image being shot.

3. a photographer who knows his stuff (how to control Depth of Field, shutter speed, and ISO to get what he wants)4. proper technique with the camera/lens/tripod combination5. proper post processing.

Do all those things and you will have a sharp picture..

I took some very nice pictures but I "always"wish for crisper focus. I tend to shoot at medium normal jpeg size.would my sharpness increase if I shoot at high fine using the samelens?thankss t.

Not necessarily, but you will never get the very best quality from medium. You will just get medium..

Always, always, always shoot at the maximum quality the camera will produce. You can always dumb it down in post processing afterward, but you want to start with the best file your camera can make as your "negative". Always..

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