05-13-2015 07:30 AM
I also went with the 100-400L from the T2i to the 70D. I get noticeably more sharp photos with the 70D. Your 70D photo is not sharp, but as others have noted, you need to do more controlled tests.
05-13-2015 09:22 AM
Most of the thime, in myexperience, this type of issue is mostly user error or technique.
05-13-2015 09:56 AM
Thank you for your comments Mr. Myers.
As to your question about the filter on the lens the answer is no, I did not.
I had been seriously looking into getting a set but it seems that your comments about the original 100-400L not "playing well" with filters fits the consensus I have beens running across. No need to add another layer of "not working properly" to my set until I can figure out what is going on at the moment.
Thank you for explaining the in camera process for sharping. I try to do as little post as I can prefering to get what I need when I take the photo. My T2i was a perfect camera (for me at least - after I got over the learning curve) where I could look at the shooting situation, enter my shooting info and at the end of the day I would have more keepers than trash. If the camera was sharpening the photos it was doing a wonderful job. Now with the 70D it seems I have more trash than keepers and it is getting rather discouraging.
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.
05-13-2015 10:07 AM
05-13-2015 10:22 AM
Use just the center focus point. Turn the others off. Use 'One shot' and not AI-servo.
AI-servo would be more for a flying bird, not one on the ground standing pretty still.
05-13-2015 10:24 AM
Thank you Mr. Hoffman,
I was planning on doing that this weekend or sooner with my big lens.
I have the test shots I did with my small lens downloaded to disk so I could take them into town with me when I went to the camera shop but unfortunately that disk is in one of my camera bags that I loaned to my brother.
I am sure that I could get a possitive answer to my question if I had "test photos" to show than actual "working" photos with the lens that I use most.
I'll post them when I have them.
Again thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.
05-13-2015 10:37 AM
Thank you for the suggestion. I will try that the next time I'm out. I was hoping to catch this guy in flight that day.