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Re: T6 blurry images wedding photography

Photoshop, Filter > Adaptive Wide Angle  Smiley Happy

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Ebiggs1... thanks for the honest, but very helpful info! I agree with all of it! I am going to continue to do what I am doing and save up so that I can move into a better camera, what would you suggest me getting in your opinion? What do you think about the the 80D or the canon R? Also, I do and always have used Lightroom, and PS when needed.
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Don't buy any mirrorless right now. They aren't quite ready especially for professional use. Always the best gear you can possibly get is best which is the 1DX Mk II at the present.  I know it is a huge obstacle to over come I was there at one time.  But there is always the used market.  Great deal on 1Ds Mk III, Mk IV and even 1DX.  The reason for using this grade cameras are they are tough and they will be less likely to let you down. You need redundant too. At some point you will be faced with the dead camera at a wedding!  What do you do?  You have a blushing bride that is going to quickly become a .............. (you fill in that blank) when she finds out you can't do the shoot. Hopefully, it is just a failing battery or CF/SD card, etc., and you just replace it with a backup. But what if it is the camera?  Redundant backups are a must for any serious photographer. Your reputation is paramount.

There is nothing wrong with the Rebel line except durability in a professional setting.  I used as many as five of them at certain weddings. Only, for my SECOND SHOOTERS, however.  Mostly candids and side shots. The 80D is a great camera, one of my favorites. It's only shortcoming is durability which is better than the Rebel line.  The 5 series would be a better next step. Again if new is out of the question look used. You need to make a decision is this a hobby or is it a business. If you make good there will be times you shoot two weddings in a day. Thousands of shoots. Gear you can count on is mandatory.

 

Now lenses, I would only buy EF lenses and only "L" class. The staple duo  EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens.  Yup very expensive but they can be a one time purchase. And, again used is an option as there have been multiple versions of these war horses and all are very tough and very good.

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"I do and always have used Lightroom, and PS when needed."

 

This is good. LR can be a lifer saver but PS is a money maker. "PS when needed," it is always needed!  You best practice should be Raw format, auto WB, optimum ISO for the shoot and critical focus. You know Bridge ACR/PS do exactly the same things as LR.

 

WHat about the legal stuff?  You have a Force Majeure and an event contract document? Copyright release form?

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I know this tread is old and I am new to this forum, but I am not new in regards to photography. I was wondering did you shoot this pictures in raw as well as jpeg? Or did you always shoot jpeg in camera no raw. I notice that the pictures you upload in this forum are 2048x1365 which are about 2 megapixels but I don't know if the website convert the pictures in 2 megapixel file or came like that from the camera. Two megapixels is very low resolution. That could be the problem. If you are shooting JPEG only in camera make sure is set to the highest setting. I always shoot both, raw and jpeg and you should too. I have a T6i not a T6 and from what i know of I don't experience the pictures that soft. Try shooting with one focus point (usually in the middle but you can move it as required.) I also have multiple cameras, I also have a 90D and a sony A7rIII. If you decide to upgrade I strongly recommend a full frame camera. Since you are doing weddings full frame shall give you better quality in low light, and better dynamic range to recover highlights and shadows. I don't shoot wedding(only one in my life time for a family member) but I shoot landscapes as a hobby. One time I did a comparison between the T6I with the sharper ef-s 17-55 F2.8 and the sony A7RIII with the tamron 28-75mm F2.8 just for fun and I thought the T6I was giving pretty good images but the image in the sony were way better(the sony was sharper) than the T6i. Even if the t6i were using the sharper ef-s 17-55 f2.8 that many people categorize the lens as an "L" without the weather sealing. My point in this is that gear does matter. If they are paying you for taking the best pictures in a once in a lifetime moment in their lives they are expecting the best quality pictures as well. If this is something you want to take seriously, if I was you I would try to upgrade as soon as possible.

Also a backup is always important(second camera, second flash, memory cards etc.)

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The website requires you to resize images to fit.

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Then in that case if the softness still there at 18 megapixels, it could be that multiple focus points were used in lieu of single point focus but that is a guess. Does any one have a T6 that gives the same results? I believe you shall not get blurry pictures with any camera when zoomed 100%.

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"... it could be that multiple focus points were used in lieu of single point focus..."

 

Multiple focus points still have just one critical focus point.  A lens can never have more than one critical focus point. Generally this is the closest focus point to the camera. What this means, if focus was achieved, than something in the photo should be in critical focus.

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Then in that case if the softness still there at 18 megapixels, it could be that multiple focus points were used in lieu of single point focus but that is a guess. Does any one have a T6 that gives the same results? I believe you shall not get blurry pictures with any camera when zoomed 100%.


The camera does not have as much to do with it as the lens.  Your images will never be better than the glass that you put in front of it.  In fact, I would almost go as far to say that your camera really nothing to do with how sharp your photos are.  It is also a bad habit to keep looking at photos zoomed in to 100%.  That is called pixel peeping.

 

BTW, when your camera illuminates multiple AF points in the viewfinder in One Shot mode, the camera is showing you which AF points have the potential to capture an AF lcck, NOT the actual lone AF point that will be used to set final focus.

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In my experience the kit lens efs 18-55 stm is not the perfect lens but is not a bad lens either. Is for shure less sharper than a prime(at equivalent focal lengh) and less sharper than the efs 17-55 f2.8.

 

Me and my wife still use it with pretty good results.

 

This have nothing to do with the topic but is something that a wedding photographer shall consider. Weddings have a lot of items that are pretty much white in color. White dress, white benches, white tables etc. if you use a lens at its maximum apperture it may give you some purple fringing at the borders of the object. Try not to shoot always at maximum aperture in a wedding. This may not happen on expensive lenses or if it happens is minimal but on cheap lenses is posible. The canon efs 17-55 f2.8 is not cheap compared to kit lens pricing but is terrible at this, is up to the point that is unfixable in post.

 

 

 

 

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