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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?

Smiley Mad f/1.8 and f/2 will do that everytime.  People pay big bucks to get this effect and you are complaining about it...I don't really know what to say.

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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?

I'm not talking depth of field.  I'm talking about the image looks FUZZY!  Clearly, you haven't experienced this issue.  Good for you.  But, unfortunately, there are several of us that are experiencing this problem with the 6D Mark II camera and it leaves the photo with zero image quality.

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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?


@AndreaW wrote:

I'm not talking depth of field.  I'm talking about the image looks FUZZY!  Clearly, you haven't experienced this issue.  Good for you.  But, unfortunately, there are several of us that are experiencing this problem with the 6D Mark II camera and it leaves the photo with zero image quality.


Some early production models did seem to have a misaligned AF sensor.  Maybe you have one of those.  If your camera is under warranty, why don’t you just contact Canon, and have them check it out.

 

However, if you say your photos are almost just like the photos posted by the OP, then neither of those photos appear to have a focus problem.  What lens are you using that causes you problems?

When an entire photo is OOF, then the most common causes are camera shake and too slow of a shutter speed for the focal length.  Can you post a sample photo, which includes EXIF shooting data, that demonstrates your issues?

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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?

I am not a novice, I know what "camera shake" is.  Smiley Happy  The issue is that either the entire image or the edges of the image is fuzzy (not blurry) and sometimes the background is extremely fuzzy to where you can barely make out what is there -- just like the images the other guy posted.  I have used various lenses, so it is not a lens issue.  And yes, I use expensive ones (i.e., Canon 70-200 2.8 lens).  

 

I've never had this issue with the Canon 6D camera, only with the 6D Mark II.  And thank you for the suggestion.  Tomorrow I will contact Canon because I have only had the camera for 1-1/2 months which means I am still under warranty.

 

Thank you.

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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?

The background blur is the result of depth-of-field.  Every lens will do that.  Many photographers are coutning on the lens to do that becuase they like the effect (tack-sharp subject on a creamy-smooth blurred background helps a subject "pop" and is generally regarded as pleasing to the eye.)

 

If you want to evaluate a lens or camera for quality, then you have to eliminate all the things that could possibly go wrong which are not the fault of the camera or lens.

 

This means... camera must be on a solid tripod (no hand-holding when trying to evaluate camera or lens quality).

You have to use a legit focus test target (not an everyday photo).

You have to control the focus point and know that the focus point is positioned on your test target (don't let the camera auto-select the auto-focus point).

 

The camera sensor really has no opportunity to make something blurry.  If you set up video screen and video projector and the image on the screen is blurry... is that the screen's fault ... or the projectors fault (or the fault of the person responsible for focusing the image)?  The camera sensor works the same way ... with one exception.  The camera has a focus system, so it gets to control the focus on the lens.  It is possible the camera needs to have focus calibrated and is missing focus.  But you would only know that by using a legit focus test target (typically these targets have something that resembles a rule or yard-stick resting on an angle and placed adjacent to the flat surface of the focus-test target.  You can then inspect that scale to determine if the best focus point was next to the test target (focus was accurate) or farther back (back-focus) or closer forward (front-focus).

 

You can use a product such as the LensAlign test focus calibration tool or the DataColor LensCal focus calibration tool.

 

When you inspect candids you will struggle to make those determinations with any accuracy.

 

Tim Campbell
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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?

I think you made a mistake and meant to respond to someone else because your response did not address my issue. My issue has nothing to do with depth of field.

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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?


@AndreaW wrote:
I think you made a mistake and meant to respond to someone else because your response did not address my issue. My issue has nothing to do with depth of field.

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Do not be so harsh to someone only trying to help you.  Until you post a sample photo of your issue, then no one understands your issue, except for you.  Good Luck.

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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?

I wasn't being harsh.  It sounded as though you were responding to someone else's issue.

 

If you look as the image below you will see that the bassist's hands are fuzzy.  Yes, this photo was taken in low light, however, with the Canon 6D I would not have had this happen.  With the Canon 6D Mark II this "fuzziness" appears in many of my photos, especially around the edges where there is less light.  (And yes, I know all about the importance of light as you will see in my photos:  www.AndreaWattsPhotography.com )

 

Bass Hands

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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?

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The bassist hands are fuzzy because they were moving and you were using too slow of a shutter speed to freeze their movement.
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Re: 6D gave me really blurry photos?

Oh God... Smiley Happy

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