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6D gave me really blurry photos?

Hello everyone.

I'm posting here hoping to find someone who can help me.

I recently got a 6D mark 2 to shoot my videos and it was all fine. Last night I was asked to take some photos during a meeting but I immediatly saw the lack of quality in all of them. I can't explain this absence of details even in the darkest enviroment or with the slowest shutter...

 

 

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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?

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94E14931-5EE6-440B-9D51-9C7CA7F90C10.jpegWhat lens were you using, and at what focal length?  What were your exposure settings?

 

Do a web search for " depth of field " and " exposure triangle ".  I think your gear seems fine, BTW.  

 

 

 

Look at how the background in the above photo is WAY out of focus.  That's normal.

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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?

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This was taken with a old 70-300mm f/4-5.6, 1/200 F4.5 and ISO 12800 and it was a bright stage.. i never pushed the iso so high honestly

 

Edit: i got the same problem with my 50mm f/1.8 lense. This was shot in 1/160 F2 ISO 6400IMG_7420b.jpg

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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?

Sorry, I still am not convinced there is anything wrong with your gear.  Explore the web searches that I suggested.

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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?


@Sophós wrote:

Hello everyone.

I'm posting here hoping to find someone who can help me.

I recently got a 6D mark 2 to shoot my videos and it was all fine. Last night I was asked to take some photos during a meeting but I immediatly saw the lack of quality in all of them. I can't explain this absence of details even in the darkest enviroment or with the slowest shutter...

 

 

IMG_7790b.jpg


That is a fantastic photo. Make an 8" x 10" print of it and give it to the subject. They'll love it!

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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?


@Sophós wrote:

This was taken with a old 70-300mm f/4-5.6, 1/200 F4.5 and ISO 12800 and it was a bright stage.. i never pushed the iso so high honestly

 

Edit: i got the same problem with my 50mm f/1.8 lense. This was shot in 1/160 F2 ISO 6400IMG_7420b.jpg


Only thing wrong with that photo is you forced the camea to underexpose it.

 

Increase the ISO and get a proper exposure.

 

Canon cameras are not 'ISOless' meaning it is better to increase the ISO than try and push the photograph in post processing. 

 

Instead of ISO 6400 you would have been better off with ISO 12800.

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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?

Not sure why you think those pictures you took were blurry.  They aren't.

 

I could be wrong  but it appears  in both pictures, you have cleaned up the noise in post.  Pictures become softer if you do this. 

 

The man appeared to be fairly animated (read: moving around) and if you shot at 300mm, your shutter speed was a bit lower than it should be (remember the rule of thumb 1/FL?)...the light wasn't that great either.  Your picture looks about right given the circumstances.

 

The second picture...your exposure was simply too dark...also you should have used exposure compensation to get the face exposure correctly.  Besides that, I thought the photo looked pretty darn good for this lens @ f/2.  1/160 is better than needed for a 50mm FL and it shows...this picture was sharper than the other one.

 

Both could use a bit of white balance adjustment too, according to my taste.  Other than that I think your pictures are pretty good under the circumstances (lousy lighting).

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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?


TTMartin wrote:

Sophós wrote:

This was taken with a old 70-300mm f/4-5.6, 1/200 F4.5 and ISO 12800 and it was a bright stage.. i never pushed the iso so high honestly

 

Edit: i got the same problem with my 50mm f/1.8 lense. This was shot in 1/160 F2 ISO 6400


 

The EXIF data says you were shooting with a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 which is generally regarded as one of Canon's worst performing lenses.

 

That shot was 1/200,  wide open at f/4.5 and135mm, and is actually quite good considering what you have to work with. 

 

 

 

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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?


@TTMartin wrote:

@Sophós wrote:

This was taken with a old 70-300mm f/4-5.6, 1/200 F4.5 and ISO 12800 and it was a bright stage.. i never pushed the iso so high honestly

 

Edit: i got the same problem with my 50mm f/1.8 lense. This was shot in 1/160 F2 ISO 6400IMG_7420b.jpg


Only thing wrong with that photo is you forced the camea to underexpose it.

 

Increase the ISO and get a proper exposure.

 

Canon cameras are not 'ISOless' meaning it is better to increase the ISO than try and push the photograph in post processing. 

 

Instead of ISO 6400 you would have been better off with ISO 12800.


Both yes and no. Canon sensors  (at least not the latest generation) are ISOless above a certain value. 5DII has the limit above ISO 1600. Just a guess, but I suppose 6D have the limit above 6400.

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6D gave me really blurry photos?

This is the EXACT same problem I am having with my new Canon 6D Mark II camera.  I never had this issue with my Canon 6D camera, therefore, the issue is not the lenses I am using because I tried using 3 different lenses and, unfortunately, had the same result -- fuzzy-looking photos.  Smiley Sad

 

Would this be a camera defect?

 

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