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Freericks 09-26-2015 06:30 AM

Blurry - Not Seeing It
 
Just not seeing the blurry here. Yes the number boards on the third unit are hard to read, but it's quite a distance away. The number boards on the front unit look sharp to me.

Am I way off?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...25&key=6229222

JRMDC 09-26-2015 01:43 PM

JRM standards: it's fine

RP standards: look at the ground around the nose. Were it ballast, I'd say it was insufficiently crispy for RP. It looks fuzzy. Ballast at the focal point is my first indicator of RP-quality sharpness.

ATSF666 09-26-2015 02:52 PM

The photo looks sharp to me, including the ballast. This rejection is exactly why I do not give Railpics my photos anymore. I'd look at a "fuzzy" rejection at 100% before sharpening and resizing and still couldn't see what they saw, much less after resizing and sharpening.

Freericks 09-26-2015 04:23 PM

I'm just letting it go. Not an important pic.

I have one in the database that I kept getting "soft" rejections for so I kept sharpening. Finally it got accepted and now I can't even look at it, I find it so over sharpened. (Janusz, you know the one.)

wds 09-27-2015 02:40 AM

Far side of the plow and far handrails look soft to me, even though I'm half blind. Drop your lens lately? Had that happen to me a few years back and it threw one corner of the frame out of focus.

Mgoldman 09-27-2015 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRMDC (Post 185852)
JRM standards: it's fine

RP standards: look at the ground around the nose. Were it ballast, I'd say it was insufficiently crispy for RP. It looks fuzzy.

That's why I only shoot at f/16. And make sure to use a tripod if you are shooting at anything under 1/1250th. Another option, if you are serious about getting accepted on RP - toss those zoom lenses and use only prime lenses.

I don't get it - looks good to me and more then good enough for an RP wedge. More then one diesel in the same pic, too - potential Top of Last 24 Hours. Interesting catch, too.

In all seriousness - you might consider taking a test shot to verify if the lens needs calibration or if it indeed has softness in the corners, but for the shot as submitted, I'm not seeing the issue.

/Mitch

/Mitch

wds 09-28-2015 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wds (Post 185857)
Far side of the plow and far handrails look soft to me, even though I'm half blind. Drop your lens lately? Had that happen to me a few years back and it threw one corner of the frame out of focus.

After revisiting this I realized I had my browser view set to 125% so I could read the remarks on the thumbnails. Upon resetting the view to 100% the softness I initially saw on the far side of the loco became virtually unnoticeable.


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