10-26-2017 10:05 PM
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10-27-2017 03:14 AM
Can you post a sample photo, which includes EXIF data? Have you tried a different lens? Have you tried to contact Canon?
I have bought a couple of 80D cameras from the refurbished store, and they have been in great shape. Mine came with the 18-55mm STM lens, which focused very nicely. Items in the refurb store have a one year warranty.
You say that you like to use Manual shooting mode. Give the Green [A] mode a try, with a couple of different lenses, on a bright sunny day. If the photos are still bad, then contact Canon about getting it repaired or exchanged.
10-27-2017 06:05 AM
10-27-2017 06:41 AM
When you hear "new to photography" and "using only manual" followed by a statement about a problem it raises a question of whether the 3 things are related. Most new shooters start in auto or P then move on to using Av and Tv. But you seem to have been getting by in M on your T6i so maybe there is something else going on.
Depth of field. You are shooting big open apertures. Are you fully aware of the effect that has on depth of field? There is almost no way to get a whole car in focus shooting from 10 feet away if you are at f/2.8 or f/1.4 because the depth of field in focus is very shallow and parts of the car will be blurry. Like when you shoot a person close up at f/1.4 and you can only get one eye or the other to be in focus.
Autofocus. The 80d has a considerably more complicated AF with a lot more AF points. Are you selecting a single AF point (like the center one maybe) or are you allowing the camera to decide what to focus on? If you let the camera decide you might be disappointed it didn't make the choice you were anticipating. Try selecting only one active SF point and put that point on the thing you want in focus and see if it will in fact be in focus.
10-27-2017 07:14 AM
10-27-2017 08:24 AM
photo above was shot in CA or manual, i forgot what one that i used. basically took 2 shots, one in CA and one in manual with the same settings that was used in CA. it was dark out, and this is what i used. 1/60, f2.8 iso is 800, no flash, no tripod. used my canon 50mm 1.4 lens.
now if i was to take that same shot with my T6 and 50mm 1.8, i could take it at 1.8 and not have any problems with sharpness. Hope this photo helps.... but thats the majority of how my photos look. unless i bring my f stop up to 4-8
10-27-2017 10:48 AM
Unfortunately you saved the above image without any EXIF information, so it it hard to tell what is actually going on.
The photo does seem to be front focused. That can be caused by a couple of things, the most common would be for you to be using an auto AF point selection mode and the camera is picking up and focusing on the white lines in front of the car. Another, but, seemingly less likely in this case would be that your lenses need micro focus adjustment on your 80D. I'm guessing it is understanding the more complex AF system of the 80D that is giving you issues rather than a problem with the AF system that needs adjustment.
10-27-2017 10:56 AM