I have a canon EOS R5 on a tripod. I have a Canon 28 to 70 mm f/2.0 L. I have face tracking on and eye detection enabled. My subject is 10 feet away. My ISO is at 200 l'm at f/2.0. My shutter speed is 1/8000. And I'm using a Canon 600EX-RT speedlite. In my studio with an open window on a sunny day. My subjects eyes are still out of focus. My subjects eyes are still out of focus. Not anywhere close to tact sharp.
Where is your locked AF point? The camera should be able to show you when you playback the image. The DPP4 app can also show you where your locked AF point is located.
The camera will only focus where you tell it to focus. If you want it to focus on an eye, then you must place the active AF point on the face. With eye tracking enabled, it should find the eye on the face you selected and lock onto it. The camera is not omnipotent.
I had my eye detection on as well, so the AF point was always locked and following the eye. I should have proof read my question earlier. Voice to text did not get that part correct.
I guess my concern is, with the settings I had, there should have been nothing keeping from a tact sharp focus on the eye. Unless I was missing something. So, I’m now wondering if my image sensor in the camera is not in alignment. I’ve heard it could be an issue with these cameras. I just don’t want to jump straight to that conclusion, if there is another perspective or something I missed.
The image sensor is probably just fine. Your DOF at f/2, 70mm at a distance of 10 feet should have been closes to 10 inches. You may have entirely missed focus.
Where is your locked AF point? That is the first thing you need to check. Anything else is conjecture and speculation.
Can you post a sample image that demonstrates the issue? Make sure the file contains the EXIF data. Thanks!
I uploaded an image, per your request. I hope you can find something I am not seeing. I rented this lens hoping I would love it. If it's not the lens or camera, then hopefully I just have my setup wrong. Thanks for helping me out with this, btw.
This image is not very helpful. It has been cropped/compressed rather severely. It also lacks any EXIF data. All of this means that your image cannot be properly analyzed. I understand that the forums limit the file size of uploaded images, but this one has been reduced to GameBoy resolution at 16 KB
Again, where is your AF point? If you do not know where it is, then that points to what could be 90% of your issue with the gear.
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