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    Hi there


    This is the first time I have posted here, so please be gentle

    I am using a Nikon 5700, (whilst waiting to upgrade), so the perfect shot is difficult, well for me anyway. I have recently received a couple of rejections and would like some advice to avoid in future.

    For example, I submitted

    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewreject.php?id=636948

    recently and while I can see that it is not perfectly sharp, when I compare with some others

    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=312695
    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=502840

    mine does not seem to be any more blurry, (which is advice for rejection). I do not wish to rubbish anyone else's photos, but I would like to find out more about rejections - do the scanners have more rigorous criteria when there are many shots of teh same aircraft, for example?

    Thanks for any advice.

    Cheers
    Mark

  • #2
    do you think you could give me somelinks to your photos?
    Christian Vlček Sullivan | Through The Fence Photography
    Forever New Frontiers

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    • #3
      Sure Chris, sorry about that. I have added the links.

      Cheers
      Mark

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      • #4
        Your photo is very borderline. Just go back to the original, re-edit it, add a little more USM, and you should be good to go.

        Also note that one of the examples you posted was from over a year ago, in which time standards have gone up a bit.
        Will F.
        Photos: JetPhotos.Net | Airliners.net | General Photography

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        • #5
          "Blurry" and "Under Sharp" can be very fine lines. I've had a few rejected for not being sharp enough and spend some time trying to find exactly what or where the problem is. Drives me nuts sometimes I've been using USM until it looks like I've gone a little too far, then step backwards one or two steps. That usually seems to work for me.

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          • #6
            Thanks for that - much appreciated.

            Are there any USM settings that you regulalry used, that you are happy to share?

            Cheers
            M

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            • #7
              Alot of people seem to have specific settings for thier camera model.

              I myself use:
              Amount: 65%
              Radius: 0.4 pixels
              Threshold: 0 levels

              I've been told to use around 400% and some other settings which I can't remember, but the ones I use now seem to work with one or two passes plus a "sharpen".

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              • #8
                This is what I use:

                150% 0.2

                2-4 times, depending on the photo.
                Will F.
                Photos: JetPhotos.Net | Airliners.net | General Photography

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                • #9
                  Guys, How do you apply USM????
                  Christian Vlček Sullivan | Through The Fence Photography
                  Forever New Frontiers

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by [email protected]
                    Guys, How do you apply USM????
                    I'm not quite sure whether this is a literal question or not? hmm

                    If it is:

                    Filters>Sharpen>Unsharp Mask - set your values > apply
                    Canon 20D & BG-E2 Grip
                    EF 50mm 1.4 USM
                    EF-S 18-55mm
                    EF 28-135mm IS USM
                    EF 70-200mm f4L
                    EF 100-400L IS
                    1.4X II Teleconverter
                    Canon 420EX Speedlite
                    Canon 430EX Speedlite
                    Manfrotto Tripod and Monopod

                    David Wilson | Through the Fence Photography



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                    • #11
                      thanks, thats exactly what I was looking for
                      Christian Vlček Sullivan | Through The Fence Photography
                      Forever New Frontiers

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                      • #12
                        Mark, your picture is slightly blurry, even on my laptop screen. The 2nd Cathay aircraft you listed, which was taken with the 350D, isn't blurry. However, the first one was, BUT, this was back in 2004 when the requirements for photos in the database weren't as strict.

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