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Pictures blurry. Shooting on a tripod, shutter button remote at fast shutter speed. Any ideas?

 
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Re: Pictures blurry. Shooting on a tripod, shutter button remote at fast shutter speed. Any ideas?

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Hi russellterrell!

 

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So that the Community can help you better, we will need to know exactly what Canon equipment you're using, including the camera body, lens, and flash if any, we'll also need to know the mode you're using to take your photos (AUTO, P, Tv, Av, Manual), and the other settings you're using including your ISO, aperture value, exact shutter speed and focus mode on your lens.

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Re: Pictures blurry. Shooting on a tripod, shutter button remote at fast shutter speed. Any ideas?

If the lens has IS, have you turned it off? If IS is on and the camera is mounted to a tripod, often times the IS tries to compensate for non-existent motion.
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Re: Pictures blurry. Shooting on a tripod, shutter button remote at fast shutter speed. Any ideas?

Upload a picture from the camera. We can read all your settings from the EXIF of the image.
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Re: Pictures blurry. Shooting on a tripod, shutter button remote at fast shutter speed. Any ideas?

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My first "guess" is that your camera locked focus on something OTHER than your intended subject.  But without seeing an example photo (we'd prefer a photo with all of the camera's embedded meta-data, which tells us what camera settings were used when the shot was taken, still intact.) there's no way to be sure.

 

What camera were you using?

Was the auto-focus mode on the lens enabled?

What focus mode was the camera using (One Shot, AI Servo, etc.)

Which focus point was the camera using (did you allow it to auto-select it's own AF point or did you control which point was used?)

 

Can you post an example photo?

 

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Re: Pictures blurry. Shooting on a tripod, shutter button remote at fast shutter speed. Any ideas?

"If IS is on and the camera is mounted to a tripod, often times the IS tries to compensate for non-existent motion."

 

This is unlikely but a slight possibly.  The better answer is Tim's suggestion of missed focus.  Assuming you are focused on a certain point but not actually, is a pretty common mistake.

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