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Canon Eos R: All of my shots are soft

mikeyhuff
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I have a EOS-R in great condition, it seems like the issue has developed over time but has gotten worse. Every shot I take is slightly soft. I have tested with multiple lenses, with and without a canon adapter. it seems to be slightly less soft when I manual focus it, but still cannot get a fully sharp image out of it.

All firmware is up to date. 

Here is a link to 2 sample images: 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qvatsnvk93mozvh/AAC4XS5yeB1wcMWA3SniEZZGa?dl=0

Any suggestions/help is welcomed.

Thanks!

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Hi mikeyhuff welcome to the forums. What lenses are you currently using. Are you using native RF glass or adapted EF glass. What mount adapter are you using. Are you using the Canon mount adapter or a 3rd party adapter. 

-Demetrius

EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III USM, EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM, EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF 50 F/1.8 STM & EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS III USM

EOS 40D & 5D Mark IV

430EX III-RT & 600EX II-RT

I have tested it with my canon 24-70 2.8 ef, 24-105 f4 ef, and my tamron 35mm ef, and tested it without a adapter today of a new rf lens (dont remember which one I was at a camera shop).
I have a genuine canon ef-rf adapter which the firmware is also up-to date on. 

Which version of the EF 24-70mm F/2.8 the original or the Mark II version. Which version of the EF 24-105mm F/4 the original or Mark II version. Which Tamron 35mm lens for the EF Mount. I'm not very familiar with Tamron lenses only a select few Sigma lenses. 

-Demetrius

EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III USM, EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM, EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF 50 F/1.8 STM & EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS III USM

EOS 40D & 5D Mark IV

430EX III-RT & 600EX II-RT

both are the original, both shot with no issues on my 5d mrk3 before upgrading. I really dont believe its an issue with my lenses, they would have had to have gone equally soft at the same time along with the brand new RF lens I tested today.

Did have lens correction enabled on your 5D Mark III. Older lenses tend to show more imperfections when used on newer higher megapixel bodies.

-Demetrius

EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III USM, EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM, EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF 50 F/1.8 STM & EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS III USM

EOS 40D & 5D Mark IV

430EX III-RT & 600EX II-RT

I am not sure, but I tested a brand new RF lens today in a shop (either the 28-70 or 24-70) and it was equally as soft, I confirmed with the salesman who agreed it was soft.

Do you shoot Raw? If so, that would be be a better example to post for us to diagnose, preferably the shot using AF with EXIF data intact 🙂

Newton

I have added the raw file along with the XMP file.

I hope some of this might be helpful.

In Canon DPP, I disabled peripheral illumination correction, disabled noise reduction, increased digital lens optimizer to 50, and took a screen shot at 400%. The portion in focus seems to me to have a lot of detail. I guessed that the camera might be mistaking fine detail for noise and also maybe peripheral illumination correction results in more noise in the corners and I speculate that peripheral illumination correction enabled results in the camera creating a darker or brighter image. I left the unsharp mask alone, but increasing fineness to 4.0 or 5.0 would likely sharpen the areas that are further from the focus point that have more blur while making the best focus points worse. Setting fineness to 1.5 might bring out some of the small fiber strands that are most in focus. To my taste, a little more contrast would be nice but I did not change that.

The exif data says only one valid focus point.

From your exif meta data:

EXIF:ImageExposure Time1/50
EXIF:ImageF Number4.0
EXIF:ImageISO400

I guess that more of the image might be in focus if F/8 or F/11 were used instead of F/4 or if the camera were further from the scene than 0.5 meters.

johnrmoyer_0-1668511702249.png

 

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