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Registered: ‎02-11-2016

Re: Canon SX50 consistently out of focus pictures

The out of focus is caused by handheld zooming. The camera shakes/vibrates if further zooming in. Added with the setting of high ISO and high speed with  F8 give noise/blurry photo. Do the same at manual to experiment.

 

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Re: Canon SX50 consistently out of focus pictures

I have had my SX50 for years now and can get crisp pictures at 100X zoom as long as I am resting my hands and camera on something steady. Be careful while pressing the shutter button down too. Bring a monopod along those are lighter than tripods and use a remote shutter switch to eliminate shaking the camera while pressing the shutter button. Take some test shots with the camera resting on something and the focus frame where you want it to make sure it is camera shake and not a problem with the camera itself. Shift the focus frame onto your subject although on fleeting subjects like wildlife that might be a challenge. That is explained in the manual.

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Re: Canon SX50 consistently out of focus pictures


@KSL23232323 wrote:

Hi TTMartin,

 

In some cases I know it is the user!   However, in others I have the shutter speed set high enough that I don't think it should be a problem.

 

One of the photos I wanted to upload here was too large to do so.  The bird and pine needles surrounding him are out of focus. He was high in a pine tree within the branches.  The pine needles were not in the way of focus.  Bright sunny day. Settings:  F/8.0; 1/1600; ISO:3200; 215mm  Any thoughts?

 

In regards to 'missed focus' - how do I resolve that?  What am I doing wrong.

 

Thank you.


Again if every thing is blurry and nothing is in focus that is NOT missed focus, that is most likely camera shake. Missed focus means the camera focused either in front of or behind your subject, which means something in front of or behind your subject will be sharp. If nothing is in focus, it is NOT missed focus. 

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Re: Canon SX50 consistently out of focus pictures

 In regards to 'missed focus' - how do I resolve that?  What am I doing wrong. "  

 

 

Do it again ( same settings ) even without the bird and rotate camera from landscape to portrait  with the digital zoom is  off  and using the optical zoom only.  There is great difference between the plane of focus is not perpendicular to the lens axis this cause D of F is not well define as acceptable  plane of focus. I would set F value to  F4. Post it again and we will see the difference. 

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Registered: ‎12-02-2017

Re: Canon SX50 consistently out of focus pictures

Hi there! A friend gave me the sx50 some years ago. I've had problems focusing with it as well. I just found your post and I'm watching these videos. Very helpful! Thank you!
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