My camera is a Canon Rebel XS (dSLR) and I primarily use the 50mm f/1.8 lens.
I shoot in Manual Mode with Autofocus ON.
I am having difficulty with my photos coming out incositant - some are out of focus, while others in the same series (taken a moment apart) are tack sharp.
I've attached two examples - one of the out-of-focus image, the other sharp images (both have been blown up).
It is not camera shake and my settings are identical for both photos. (ISO 200 | f/4.5 | 1/100sec in this instance.)
This has become such a problem that I find myself needing to take 10x more photos of the same subject/pose in order to hopefully get one sharp image from the series.
I have asked multiple people about this problem (though I have yet to take my camera and lens to a shop due to lack of funds) and no one has any idea of either what I'm talking about or what the problem could be.
I would appreciate your thoughts and help!
Fuzzy/Out of Focus:
I would check your focus with live view to determine if it's lens or camera body. Live view and viewfinder use different systems for autofocus, Canon has had a huge problem with viewfinder autofocus consistency with the 7D and now the 70D.
Good luck, I'm wrestling with the save viewfinder autofocus incosistency on my 70D.
I also think it is camera motion or shake. As nothing seems in focus. With a 50mm lens at f4.5 one would think something would be in focus. I am not a fan of ths Canon lens. I have never been but lots of folks are and they like it.
I agree the lens may be faulty and you must confirm it is OK
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