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Image clarity (definition)

I use both a K5 and K7. These bodies are superb but 95% of my shots are not well defined. Shutter speeds are high (+1000/sec) using either a Sigma 150-500mm lens or a Pentac 60-250mm lens. ISO varies from 400 in good light to 1500 in bad light. Av setting is used with wildlife. A monopod is mostly used during safari's so little chance of movement.

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Are you sure SR is off?
Shake Reduction worsens your image quality if shooting over 200mm focal length.
Shake Reduction also affects negatively your images if the camera is placed firmly on a support (tripod, monopod, rock, table, whatever).

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    Thanks a lot. It makes sense so I will try it.

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Have you set the 400 ISO, or do you have the camera on Auto ISO?
Go back to your setup menus and set the Sensitivity to the lowest ISO value possible.  Now set the White Balance to Auto. Exit the menus.
Now set the camera to P for program. In effect, you have turned the camera into a point-and-shoot dimwit. It should now take reasonably well exposed shots indoor and outdoor.
If the shutter speed does not register on the body, you should put the dial on Tv and see if you can alter the speeds.  Remember, not all finctions are available for all dial settings.

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I have a sample image here, I'm not sure how it will load it's a crop from a full frame.
I've read into your camera specifications and have found that 15 seconds is the longest shutter speed you can use, I didn't find a "Bulb" for shutter speed and this will limit your abilities to make clear "clarity" night photographs to work within the 15 seconds you will need to increase the ISO, increasing the ISO will introduce a grain effect and the clarity will fall off.
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