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Hey there,

Well you have several issues. I think the camera and your gf did reasonably well, but clearly she didn't fully understand what she was supposed to be doing.

The sign on the front of the lectern is fine, unfortunately you are further back, in darker light, out of critical aperture dof and seem to be moving such that the SS was not high enough to stop your motion. You also have some pretty bad noise and jpeg artifacting, so much that sharpening is difficult.

Having said all that I did have some luck with PS Smart Sharpen with the Motion Blur option chosen with an angle of around 11º using a mask on you so the sharpening only adjusted for your movement as the lectern and screen seem shake free.

If you want to upload a RAW file or two to Dropbox and PM me the address I'll see what can be done after removing the noise first. If not then remove as much noise as possible, then open as a smart object, make a layer mask of just you in white, then do Smart Sharpen with Motion Blur selected, play around with the pixels (they are looking for how many pixels you moved), and the angle setting, that is the direction of the movement.



Sent you PM, privatebydesign. Thank you very much, it's very nice of you!

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Post a 100% crop of a problem image and I'll tell you what can be done with regular software.

PS has some very good movement deblur algorithms.

Thanks, Neuro and privatebydesign! I attached a couple of 100% crops.

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Hate to say it, but this is your best option:



Well, these are the pictures from my PhD defense, which my gf was taking. So, I was hoping there's a way to de-blur some of them  :)

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Hello guys! I have some nice pictures but unfortunately they're slightly blurry. Could you please share your experience with software to bring these images back in focus? Thank you.

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Guys, a comment and a question at the same time. For those who crop or want to print large images and doesn't want to get d800 (for whatever reason), would it make sense to buy software like Perfect Resize/BlowUp/Photozoom, etc.? Has anybody had good experience with either software? Thanks.

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Great shots and excellent camera. I'd love to try it some day, but I'm sure what'd bother me is that I'd have to press two buttons to change ISO and some other settings. I know it minimizes the possibility to make something wrong, but still…And the charger is huge  :P

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS 5D Mark III Body $2574
« on: May 11, 2014, 10:21:36 AM »
Just out of curiosity, are there similar deals around for the D800?  I don't shoot Nikon so I don't follow them but I an curious if these sorts of deals on Nikon gear pop up every now and again.

You can check current deals for d800 (and for other Nikon gear) here
http://www.nikonpricewatch.com
http://www.nikonpricewatch.com/product/03848/Nikon-D800-price.html

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Too bad it requires Mac 10.9 for installation :-\

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From what I've read on SAR so far, many current Sony shooters are not very excited about this release. I think within the next few months we'll start hearing first CR1 rumors about new Canon 5d iv, and I'm sure Canon has a lot of nice surprises for us  ;)

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Photography Technique / Re: Another try getting everything in focus.
« on: April 30, 2014, 01:15:42 PM »
Tripod/monopod, narrow aperture, prime lens and if you shoot RAW, you may want to add some sharpness when you process the image.

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Lenses / Re: Video Review: Canon PowerShot G1 X II
« on: April 27, 2014, 08:42:48 PM »
Don't like this guy, very arrogant.

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2014 is turning to be the Year of the Lens...



...for SIGMA.  ;D

The 2014 doesn't end in April  :P

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Lenses / Re: Will Sigma 50/1.4 Art push Canon to release a 50/1.2L II?
« on: April 21, 2014, 03:25:03 PM »
For some people the difference between f1.4 vs. f1.2 is quite significant in terms of the quality of bokeh and dreamy look. Why would Canon introduce a new 50mm f1.2 if the current version is already faster than Sigma's 50mm f1.4? But if Canon could get rid of the focus shift in the current version, I may buy it.

I'm still hunting for Minolta's 58mm f1.2 and I can't believe how expensive this old f1.2 lens is (~$600-700 with conversion to EOS mount)

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I had a completely different set of paragraphs... and I sounded like a prick... So let's not go down that path. 

Let's go hypothetical... if you have the chance to buy either of the two lenses in used-like new condition, which would you choose.  Your main focus is portraiture and you don't want to use that money to buy other things.

Discuss.

Is that just the random price or you actually saw these lenses on sale that cheap?
In regard to your question, my vote goes for 85 1.2ii, but you need to decide which focal length you use more. So people don't like 85mm, others don't like 135mm.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Give me reasons to by the 200 f/2
« on: April 18, 2014, 03:05:11 PM »
You can get used 200 2.0 much cheaper than at $6000. Check ebay or fredmiranda, I've seen several offers just recently for ~$4100-4500. Recently there was a great deal on refurbished 200 2.0 on Canon's website too, so you may pick it up when it's available.

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