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T6 Autofocus Issues

The auto mode for my T6 has been acting really weird. The first pic is what it normally looks like. The second is what it has looked like lately. Same lighting. I reset the settings and it hasnt seemed to do anything. I have gotten these to work on the other modes, but auto has been really wonky. Any ideas?Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 5.27.06 PM.pngScreen Shot 2018-07-23 at 5.27.34 PM.png

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Re: T6 Autofocus Issues

Hello timthemusicman, 

 

So the community may provide assistance, we recommend including more information.  We recommend letting us know what lens or lenses you have tried on this issue.  Also, it appears that the built in flash was used on the second photo which caused this harsh lighting effect.  

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Re: T6 Autofocus Issues

I was using the EF 75-300mm and the EF-S 18-55mm. And I believe the built in flash was used for both photos.
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Re: T6 Autofocus Issues

If you used the ef 75-300mm zoom in either shot I am surprised you got anything.  It is not an indoor lens at all.

First shot looks fine.  Second shot shows some camera movement to me and if it was with the 75-300 that is probably the issue.

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Re: T6 Autofocus Issues

BTW, neither shot is bad.

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Re: T6 Autofocus Issues


@timthemusicman wrote:

The auto mode for my T6 has been acting really weird. The first pic is what it normally looks like. The second is what it has looked like lately. Same lighting. I reset the settings and it hasnt seemed to do anything. I have gotten these to work on the other modes, but auto has been really wonky. Any ideas?Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 5.27.06 PM.pngScreen Shot 2018-07-23 at 5.27.34 PM.png


What I think you're seeing in the second shot is an ETTL flash's aversion to blown highlights. The camera and flash are exposing for the bright spots, leaving everything else too dark. If you were using an add-on flash, I'd tell you try to try bounce flash. As it is, you should probably expose for the background and treat the flash as fill.

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Re: T6 Autofocus Issues

Do you really mean "Autofocus Issues" as your thread title states? Or are you questioning the Auto Exposure results you're getting?

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Re: T6 Autofocus Issues

I probably mean the auto exposure. I'm new to this. I'm only seeing this issue on auto mode
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Re: T6 Autofocus Issues


@timthemusicman wrote:
I probably mean the auto exposure. I'm new to this. I'm only seeing this issue on auto mode

I think your “this issue” is called DOF, Depth-Of-Field.  I think your photos look fine for the gear and conditions.

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