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Registered: ‎05-01-2015

Re: Someone tell me why I can't get a photo in focus!!!!!!

The image of the girl with earrings it is hard to tell on here but her eyes are for real not one bit in focus. I would not ever crop it that close for a print, I zoom in really close when I am editing photos and that drives me completely crazy if the eyes aren't in focus. I can occasionally get one to where I see detail but it's like 1 in 20 shots it seems.

The newborn and the girl with earrings are both shot with a 50mm 1/125

I do not do my own printing. I print through millers lab.

I do turn my monitor to full brightness, I don't know much about settings of computers. I know photoshop, but not everything about a Mac lol
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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: Someone tell me why I can't get a photo in focus!!!!!!

Are you choosing focus points or letting camera choose. The baby's eyelashes aren't crisp, but the cheek fuzz and hair near lips is. If you use LR you can get a free plugin that will show you where focus point is. Canon DPP will also show you that.

Agree with the CPS recommendation. For $100 you can become a Gold member. You get (I believe) five coupons for free clean and check. If I send on Monday by Priority Mail I frequently get back by Friday.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎05-01-2015

Re: Someone tell me why I can't get a photo in focus!!!!!!

I always choose the focus point. Never do I let the camera choose. The 50 is the absolute worst about this issue. I can focus on one eye and when I get the image up on my screen it shows the other eye in focus. Drives me crazy. This micro adjustment thing just totally confuses me.

 

I will definitely have to look into this cps thing!

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Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: Someone tell me why I can't get a photo in focus!!!!!!

"I do turn my monitor to full brightness ..."

 

You have to turn this down.  It is part of the problem.  You need to do the adjustments correctly.

And you have to do the sturdy tripod test like I did with the big Tamron.  That is the only way to know.  Is it you missing focus or is it your gear.

 

Although there is some latitude with the hyper focus distance, there is only one pin point focus spot.  Considering the hyper focus of a 50mm set to f2.8 lens at say 5 feet, that distance will be in inches.  Like one to one and a half in front and maybe 3 or 4 behind (approx).  As you approch the outside limits of the hyper focus area it gets worse and worse, or more OOF.

The 50mm at f1.2 will have a hyper focus of even less.  Maybe1 1/2 inches total (approx), in front and back.  Pretty small.

If you did decide to get that big 85mm at f1.2 you will be talking less than 3/4 inch total HFD.

 

Do the test and trun down the monitor.

EB
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