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Blurry photos 60D-70-300 IS USM 4-5.6

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So the only solution to the canon problem is moving back to Lumix cameras.

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Re: Blurry photos 60D-70-300 IS USM 4-5.6

Is lens in AF? Are apertures the same? What about shutter speed?
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Re: Blurry photos 60D-70-300 IS USM 4-5.6

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well i tried everything I know how to do, after a reset now all the photos are equally blurry no matter what mode or setting is used, i guess that is some progress. the Lumix puts this camera to shame !!

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Re: Blurry photos 60D-70-300 IS USM 4-5.6

Did it just start? Any other lens to try?

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Re: Blurry photos 60D-70-300 IS USM 4-5.6

Sharpening is certainly applied to JPEGS, at what magnification does this blurriness appear?

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Re: Blurry photos 60D-70-300 IS USM 4-5.6

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Sharp Lumix.JPGBlurry sample.JPGShort lens.JPG

 

 

all 3 taken at 75 feet, the first one is the gold standard (in my eye) the Lumix hand held at full zoom (750mm) 20 such shots came out like this, second one is the 70-300 (300mm) on tripod (best one) and the third is the short 28-135 (135) on tripod, best one.

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Re: Blurry photos 60D-70-300 IS USM 4-5.6

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I take pictures of flowers and birds handheld on the fly, this canon camera does a very poor job of it, i will just sell all of it and go back to the Lumix.

 

thanks for your interest

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Re: Blurry photos 60D-70-300 IS USM 4-5.6

did you try to clear up all settings in camera and restore to default settings ?

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Re: Blurry photos 60D-70-300 IS USM 4-5.6


@Robodot wrote:

after extensive testing, it appears there is no defect, it just is not made to be handheld at 300mm, this lens needs a lot of light to be able to use auto focus. just removing the hood made the pictures sharper and unless you are outside in very bright conditions you can forget about hand holding it at 300mm, i think it is the nature of the beast. I was able to get decent results on a tripod, a very good one, if i let it settle down before taking a picture.

 

I take pictures of flowers and birds on the fly, this does a very poor job of it, i will just sell all of it and go back to the lumix.

 

thanks for your interest


Maybe there is something wrong with your IS.  You should be able to easily handhold that lens at 1/500 shutter speeds without IS.

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Re: Blurry photos 60D-70-300 IS USM 4-5.6

I do not understand why you shoot in manual mode.  The camera/lens combo is perfectly capable of auto focusing.  Of course, AF point selection and AF mode can make all of the difference, too.

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