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Oct 02, 2010 08:34 |  #1

24-70 on a 400D

Could that be my problem? I tried taking photo’s today with the 24-70 Lens just brought it the day before, it didn’t seem to focus (auto focus) the photo’s were worse than my kit lens. Oh my goodness I know I’m just shooting pics of my kids in the back yard...but am so disappointed more like devastated. The lens is way out of my league I realise this...I tried fully auto mode and still the lens was bouncing around flashing as if I was too close wouldn’t fire then would fire...
I’m so sad, really thought I would get same crap photo’s I take but clearer sharper...and I’d learn in time at this rate I don't even want to pic it up and shudder when my hubby asks how it’s going.
Could it just be the cheap camera body I have it on are they not comparable?
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Oct 02, 2010 08:35 |  #2

It would be easier to help if you can post some photos :)


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Oct 02, 2010 08:36 |  #3

ok doing that now sorry




  
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Oct 02, 2010 08:45 |  #4

If you are shooting at 2.8, your focus depth is much less, and you might just used to your kit lens having a wider area in focus. If you are going to test the 24-70L against your kit lens, then go to f3.5 or f4 or f5.6 on the L and try your shots. Shooting with faster glass comes with a small learning curve.


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Oct 02, 2010 08:47 |  #5

here is one uploading more it's taking it's time. see i just thought I could snap away maybe I should have gone with a point and shoot ugh I know they say you cant just rely on a lens and I clearly dont know much but I thought it was be as good as the kit I possibly have stuffed all my camera settings to hmm anyway

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Oct 02, 2010 08:50 |  #6

Try to use center point focus and recompose your image after you get the focus locked. What aperture you used to shoot your images? f/2.8 gives a much shallower depth of field comparing to your kit lens (f/3.5-f/5.6). So locking the focus point is very important when you shoot with lenses having large aperture.

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24-70 on a 400D

Could that be my problem? I tried taking photo’s today with the 24-70 Lens just brought it the day before, it didn’t seem to focus (auto focus) the photo’s were worse than my kit lens. Oh my goodness I know I’m just shooting pics of my kids in the back yard...but am so disappointed more like devastated. The lens is way out of my league I realise this...I tried fully auto mode and still the lens was bouncing around flashing as if I was too close wouldn’t fire then would fire...
I’m so sad, really thought I would get same crap photo’s I take but clearer sharper...and I’d learn in time at this rate I don't even want to pic it up and shudder when my hubby asks how it’s going.
Could it just be the cheap camera body I have it on are they not comparable?
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Oct 02, 2010 08:51 |  #7

just looked at this one it's
f/4
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I used those dots at the back the focus points roll the wheel to lock one in and went with that




  
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Oct 02, 2010 08:56 |  #8

If you use 400D, it is better to stick with the center focus point. Canon didn't put great focus system even on 5D mark II.

By the way, I wold put the open area on the subject's facing direction in your sample image.

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just looked at this one it's
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Oct 02, 2010 08:57 |  #9

If you are shooting in auto, and letting the camera decide what it thinks you really want to be in focus, that is going to be a problem. Try this:

1) Go to Av mode, set f3.5
2) Set your AF point to the center point
3) Set your EC to +1/3
4) Set your camera AF mode to AI Servo

Try this again, have your girl just walk around and keep your AF point on her, and snap some shots. I would also consider moving AF to the * button (Custom Function settings), then you can divorce the AF from the metering and shutter, you can AF while she is moving, then snap shots as you need, without AF being affected during the shot.


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Oh my goodness I know I’m just shooting pics of my kids in the back yard...but am so disappointed more like devastated.

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I’m so sad, really thought I would get same crap photo’s I take but clearer sharper... and I’d learn in time at this rate I don't even want to pic it up and shudder when my hubby asks how it’s going.

Its funny how often I hear this from 24-70L owners. The lens is great if you don't pixel peep, but if you do, it's not the lens for you. You are better off with a sharper zoom like the 17-55 f2.8 IS. Better yet, buy primes.


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Oct 02, 2010 09:08 |  #11

will try all that in the morning thanks it's 12am I should be in bed ;-)a
This one is fully auto everything cause I felt so lost I gave up a bit and figured I’d go auto cause the camera usually takes great photo’s all by it’s self. ;-)a not funny I know but gee

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F5.6 this was one of the ones it was bouncing around and wouldn’t’ take a photo for ages. It’s all blue to white balance auto cause I was changing all wettings back to auto trying anything and everything
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Oct 02, 2010 09:13 |  #12

Marloon wrote in post #11019855 (external link)
Its funny how often I hear this from 24-70L owners. The lens is great if you don't pixel peep, but if you do, it's not the lens for you. You are better off with a sharper zoom like the 17-55 f2.8 IS. Better yet, buy primes.

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"I’m so sad, really thought I would get same crap photo’s I take but clearer sharper...and I’d learn in time at this rate I don't even want to pic it up and shudder when my hubby asks how it’s going".

It can be very disheartening I know, but we have all had times like this. The way to get through is to look on it as something to learn from. Believe me, once you figure it out, you will never forget the lesson.


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Oct 02, 2010 09:17 |  #14

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It can be very disheartening I know, but we have all had times like this. The way to get through is to look on it as something to learn from. Believe me, once you figure it out, you will never forget the lesson.

STOP The thread! She doesn't need to know tips - let her just do it for herself. She'll learn more from her mistakes. LOL Jk. :D


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Oct 02, 2010 09:18 |  #15

Marloon wrote in post #11019855 (external link)
Its funny how often I hear this from 24-70L owners. The lens is great if you don't pixel peep, but if you do, it's not the lens for you. You are better off with a sharper zoom like the 17-55 f2.8 IS. Better yet, buy primes.

The OP's problem is not microsharpness on a scale that can be detected only at 100% views.

OP has several shots that are simply OOF, and if I can detect that on a web sized image, then the problem is not that the lens is just a hair soft.

Either the OP has a technique problem or the lens is misfocusing. Given the OP's stated level of experience, the former is the most likely cause of the issue.


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