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Out of focus images? What am i doing wrong?

I recently purchased a canon eos m50 for my tattooing. I am used to using an iphone where you just point snd press. My subject seem to come out slightly out of focus and dark on one edge.EDE192DC-FA4F-4A16-8BC3-3CB703180374.jpeg

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Re: Out of focus images? What am i doing wrong?

Welcome to the forum. 

An iPhone has a much smaller sensor, which gives a greater depth of field, and also does a lot of computerized photo processing. 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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Re: Out of focus images? What am i doing wrong?

So what should i do to better my photos with this canon?
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Re: Out of focus images? What am i doing wrong?

The tattoo portion of the image looks to have good exposure. The dark portions of the image can be brightened by getting some light onto them. Maybe put a light fixture behind the subject to illuminate the background slightly.

You would also want to get a smaller f/stop (larger number). What were the camera settings for the image you posted?
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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Re: Out of focus images? What am i doing wrong?

Im not sur i know nothing of camera settings i’m not sure if i’m better off using manual focus or the assisted. Back in the day i had a canon rebel that did everything similar to my iphone i just half pressed and it would focus.
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Re: Out of focus images? What am i doing wrong?

Also the left side of the skull is out of focus. In all my photos there seems to be partial focus. I’m using area focus option
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Re: Out of focus images? What am i doing wrong?

I suggest using single point focus and place the focus point on the item you want in focus.

What camera mode are you using?
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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Re: Out of focus images? What am i doing wrong?

I use manual focus with a polorizing lense aswell as additional flash attached with polorized film( fresh tattoos are shinny so light reflets into the camera) imake some lense adjustmants using hand while wathing display and i also try with the lense fixed and move camera forward and back while viewing eye viewer. Than i repeat on assisted setting aswell. Sadly with all these pics theres always a focus issue it seems
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Re: Out of focus images? What am i doing wrong?

Pardon my poor spelling and punctuation. My grammar is as good as my photography lol
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Re: Out of focus images? What am i doing wrong?

Can you post the image on a share site like DropBox so I can examine photo settings and details?
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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