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j-p
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Re: I am having issues wit the sharpness of my 70D. I have yet to be able to take a truly sharp phot

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.

VIP
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Re: I am having issues wit the sharpness of my 70D. I have yet to be able to take a truly sharp phot

Most of the thime, in myexperience, this type of issue is mostly user error or technique.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Re: I am having issues wit the sharpness of my 70D. I have yet to be able to take a truly sharp phot

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.

 

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Re: I am having issues wit the sharpness of my 70D. I have yet to be able to take a truly sharp phot

This particular shot was #2 or #3 in a burst of 5. So no manual focusing on this photo.

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Re: I am having issues wit the sharpness of my 70D. I have yet to be able to take a truly sharp phot

Thank you again Mr Hoffman for your comments.

 

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Re: I am having issues wit the sharpness of my 70D. I have yet to be able to take a truly sharp phot

AI-Servo doesn't always deliver every image in focus. If you want to be sure your gear is functioning I recommend going outside on a nice sunny day in Program mode with lens at 100mm. Choose a static subject that can fill frame.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Re: I am having issues wit the sharpness of my 70D. I have yet to be able to take a truly sharp phot

J-P, I was hoping for that result as well.

Thanks for taking the time to answer.

VIP
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Re: I am having issues wit the sharpness of my 70D. I have yet to be able to take a truly sharp phot

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.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Re: I am having issues wit the sharpness of my 70D. I have yet to be able to take a truly sharp phot

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.

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Re: I am having issues wit the sharpness of my 70D. I have yet to be able to take a truly sharp phot

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.

 

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