We're heading off on a road trip to spend time with family in Alberta. I'm sure I'll find plenty of good landscape opportunities, which I'm excited about.
But... the other day, I took some landscape shots of some properties my brother is interested in purchasing, and they were all pretty soft. I've taken some decent landscape shots with a borrowed DSLR before, but even at f22, FL 18mm, shutter speed 100-400 depending on the situation (it was very overcast the other day), the shots were all soft and just really disappointing.
So, before we head off on our trip, I'm wondering if anyone has some advice for me on improving the problem. I have adjusted a user-defined "picture mode" to maximum sharpness, something I'd read on a DPReview thread; but haven't had a chance to try that out to see if it will do the trick. On that same thread, I read something to the effect that RAW will always be softer than JPG and need some post-processing sharpening? Is that true? Seems odd to me.
Would love to hear any advice and suggestions... I'd hate to take a bunch of photos of the beautiful Rocky Mountains only to be disappointed on return home.