04-08-2017 05:54 PM
hummm this is interesting... tomorrow I will use Servo to test... I was like 2 or 2.5 meters of distance of the woman and 5 or 6 from the small statue
Keep it simple. The statue shot is still life, which is better for testing a camera and lens than a moving subject and Servo mode. Use a tripod, if you have one available. Remember, the camera needs light and contrasting lines at the AF point.
04-08-2017 11:42 PM - edited 04-08-2017 11:56 PM
Thanks for posting the examples...
I suspect it's as Wadizzle suggested, that the focus ended up on her elbow, instead of her face. (Are you entirely certain you don't accidentally have one of the Expansion or Zone focus patterns selected? Either of those could definitely explain this problem. I looked at the image EXIF data, but can't tell what focus pattern was set.)
Spot Focus might have worked better than Single Point, in this case. The AF point used in Spot Focus is much smaller than in Single Point.
This is a good example of very shallow depth of field. The 50mm lens at f/2.0 and, I'm guessing, about 6 foot working distance, will render roughly 4 inches deep sharp plane of focus. Anything closer than 5.84 feet or farther away than 6.17 feet will drop off dramatically in sharpness. Even slight focus errors will be very noticeable, with those settings and that lens at that distance.
The second shot, of the statue and wall, appears even closer, which would make for even shallower depth-of-field. It too might have been mis-focused because of the size of the AF point... or because the lens is not calibrated properly to the camera. Just be sure to read and follow the procedures carefully, if you decide to make Micro Focus Adjustments.
FYI: there are online depth-of-field calculators. I can't post a link here (forum won't allow it), but you can find them with a search. The one I used is called DOFMaster.
It may be that your lens needs Micro Focus calibration on that camera or that using Focus Assist (from either the onboard flash or an accessory flash) would have helped, as was suggested.
04-09-2017 10:38 AM
"FYI: there are online depth-of-field calculators. I can't post a link here (forum won't allow it), but you can find them with a search. The one I used is called DOFMaster.
It may be that your lens needs Micro Focus calibration on that camera or that using Focus Assist (from either the onboard flash or an accessory flash) would have helped, as was suggested."
I posted a link to the DOFMaster table in an earlier post. It is a very useful and insightful link. I use it frequently to select lenses, or to review what a given zoom can and cannot do.
I wondered about AFMA, too, but didn't mention it. The posted shots do make it seem as if the camera body, or the lens, could be front focusing. I think that possibility can be confirmed or denied by testing a different lens.
04-10-2017 08:05 AM
I will pay atention about all these points.
DOF is a very possible reason for sure. as soon as I have some new resoults I will let you know.
Lens Calibration and Back Focus also... so in some days I can get a result for that.
... about that attention. I really appreciate it
04-26-2019 09:06 PM
I have 7D mark ii (FW 1.1.2) with 24-70mm f/2.8L version i with old canon battery LP-E6N (purchased in 2015).
The battery is 80% charged and with my lens was set as "AUTO" and it was working fine for about 50 photos, then it suddenly the LCD screen display "FOO" and then I power off and then power on, I also tried removed the battery and re inserted the battery.
I can't not "AUTOFOCUS" and it display as "MF", the lens still in auto mode. Why?
I just power off the camera for the rest of days. And next time all working fine.
Do you have any similar problem like this on 7Dii?