Photos not sharp

1 month 3 weeks ago #697883 by spartanka
I recently bought Tamron 24-70g2 for Nikon (I use d850) and took it for a test ride. I shot mostly portraits, but I also took some landscape and flower shoots and the the result was just horrible. It seems that almost nothing was in focus, the images were foggy/blurry. I shot at 24mm as well at 70mm and there was no difference. Aperture was at least f4 and I increased the number to f7 and still not in focus.
I know they look ok at first glance but when zoomed in little bit you can clearly see that nothing is sharp. The problem I have is I mostly shoot portraits and the reason I got this lens is to shoot fully body, couples, a bit of landscape etc. I am usually never far away from a model and with these settings I just don't understand what am I doing wrong? For instance if I shoot the a bride I want face as well as her dress to be in focus. I shot single focus mode. I just assumed that the lens that costs $1700 would be sharper/better than my kit lenses.


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1 month 3 weeks ago #697884 by Screamin Scott
With such small images (651 X 650) and no EXIF data on each, it isn't possible to see the issues much less comment on them...

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1 month 3 weeks ago #697889 by Nikon Shooter
Predictable results is the reason I only shoot with Nikon lenses.
This reason keeps me away from getting qualified knowledge
on third party gear… but I know the D850.

I believe I see a back focus issue here. As always, that body will
not forgive any latitude in the focus area. Consequently, my sug-
gestion would be to perform an AF Fine Tune to pair both piece
in a coherent combo.

I have 16 lenses that all MUST be paired to my 5 bodies to work
at that level. 16 X 5 = 80… have a good time! :P

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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1 month 3 weeks ago #697890 by Nikon Shooter

Screamin Scott wrote: With such small images (651 X 650) and no EXIF data on each, it isn't possible to see the issues much less comment on them...


In this case, Scotty, the only "pertinent info" could be the used
aperture. As I see it, it is irrelevant because sharp is sharp what
ever the aperture and the consequent Dof.

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