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    Soo am I expecting to much out of my gear?
    I am shooting with my D90 and a sigma 35mm F/1.4A
    I feel like my images are not as sharp as they should be.
    Maybe I don't know how to setup my camera well enough to get that super crisp image.
    Maybe I'm not great at processing the image.
    I don't know for sure but what I do know is that I'm not getting what I'm wanting to get when it comes to sharpness and clarity.

    This is an image of mine that I pulled off FB messenger, I'll upload more images soon to give examples of what I'm talking about.
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    its tough to judge from web sized images. what settings was that pic taken, and what kind of post processing did you do?

    remember that FB typically re-compresses images which will affect quality especially with fine details.
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    Here are some photos that I uploaded through photobucket. They are full sized. Let me know what you think.
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    lets focus on one pic, post it up, post up the equipment and settings you used, and how you edited it, then explain what exactly it is that you're not liking about the pic, or how it's not meeting your expectation.

    some 100% crops would help too.

    there's some critique stuff I could give on a few images, but with so many it's hard to focus on specific critique. lets start off with one and go from there.
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    I'm pretty sure that the camera is not focusing where it should. Like if I focus on the eyes with a tripod, the ears or nose will be in focus...
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    might be back or front focusing. that is what autofocus fine tuning does (like with the sigma dock, or in the camera body itself), but I don't think the D90 can fine tune in the body itself. you can also stop down to a smaller aperture which will give you a larger depth of field making more things in focus. were you shooting at really wide apertures? like 1.4 or 2.0 or something?
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    I don't recall in these photos.
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    Do the photos look sharp on the pc? They look like crap on my phone.
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    some are better than others, but they aren't glaringly out of focus or anything. but again, its hard to tell on web sized images. if you have some 100% crops of the focus area that would help out more.
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