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Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: Please Help - why are pics not in focus and sharp?

"... is simply NOT sharp when used wide open at f/2.8 ..."  

 

WOW, I can't believe you or anyone said that!  Smiley Surprised

As a common fact no lens is a sharp wide open as it is stopped down several stops but this lens is outstandingly sharp.

The only complaint I could possibly give it is, wide open at very close distances but who shoots one that way anyways?

This lens is as good as it gets. There simply is no better lens (in a 24-70mm f2.8) even with Brand N.

IMHO, of course, ... as aways.

 

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Registered: ‎12-24-2013

Re: Please Help - why are pics not in focus and sharp?

I had this same problem with my EOS 60D. soft focus. I had to finally send it in to canon to be tweaked and fixed, after trying EVERY other thing and asking every single person who would giveme an answer. Sometimes after time and use cams just need to be adjusted

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Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: Please Help - why are pics not in focus and sharp?

I guess the next thing you'll try to convince me of is that your version 1 of the 70-200 is sharp wide open and is as sharp as the version 2.

 

For the record, most lenses only need to be stopped down 1 or 2 f-stops to get to the sweet spot, not several.

 

Also, for you to say there is no better 24-70/2.8 class lens out there than the Canon version 1 is simply wrong.  You should check your facts before making such a claim.

 

Have a nice day.  I'm done with this conversation.

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Re: Please Help - why are pics not in focus and sharp?

"I'm done with this conversation."

 

GOOD!

EB
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Registered: ‎07-21-2013

Re: Please Help - why are pics not in focus and sharp?

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Happy New Year everyone!

 

Struggled to find a spot that had enough light so finally had to go outside - and it's cold out there Smiley Wink

 

Took 7-8 shots and all result the same thing.... nothing is really in focus ;(

 

Here is one example with the following settings:

EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 

70.0 mm

1/1250 sec;   f/2.8;   ISO 100

Manual;   Spot metering

 

AF point is center and although it was aimed at the center dark text it did not focus on it well ;( thus focus appears to be on overall issue??? Assuming i did everything correctly for the test???  i was 10 feet away, tried to have the camera at the same level as the chart and used the above settings (let the camera Auto select ISO).... chart was 'roughly' at a 45 degree angle.

 

firsttest.jpg

 

 

firsttest.jpg

 

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Registered: ‎07-21-2013

Re: Please Help - why are pics not in focus and sharp?

this is the center texted cropped in - really NOT in focus but that is where the AF point was!

 

firsttestc.jpg

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Re: Please Help - why are pics not in focus and sharp?

redid the test using my T1i... at 1/1000 everything was blown out .... had to set to 1/4000 and ISO 400 to be able to see the test sheet .... it's nice a brigh outside.... when i looked at these shots i can say that they are slightly better than with the 70D but i stress slightly - almost not noticable difference.... on the T1i that center text is not in focus either and the numbers done either side of the chart are about the same result as the previous one (70d pic attached)....  ;( ;( ;(

 

going to go back out and wait for the sun to be under some clouds then take again using the 70d at f/4 and see what happens.... anything else i should try???

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Re: Please Help - why are pics not in focus and sharp?

You are using a tripod?

 

EB
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Re: Please Help - why are pics not in focus and sharp?

yes using a tripod and a remote so that i don't move it .... there is a little wind but dont' think it's enough to move anything.... tried to take the shots when there was none.... or is should say when i didn't feel any Smiley Wink

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Re: Please Help - why are pics not in focus and sharp?

i believe the test said to not use a flash thus why i had to venture outdoors today Smiley Wink

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