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Feb 13, 2011 20:08 |  #31

I just tested af spot and single point with the womans eye in the kitchen wide open and its spot on 5 shots...
I am guessing you set your square to where you want it to be zoning in on right?

Something that some lens'e have though is how far away they can be to achieve that focus point...
What lens are you using and what is the min feet away you can be?
With the tamron i just used once i pass that sweet spot its all over the place sounds like the servo is on froot loops..
My 7D in low light will start this behavior but thats normal its trying ever so hard to find something in dim light..
If i am shooting in dark or bad lighting such as this and i have someone avail i will get them to use a pocket flashlight so the camera is no longer scrambling...
Most of the time though i will just shoot with flash at that point or put a fast old mf lens on and crank the Iso up.


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Feb 13, 2011 20:32 |  #32

I just tested af spot and single point with the womans eye in the kitchen wide open and its spot on 5 shots...
I am guessing you set your square to where you want it to be zoning in on right?

Yes, I put the Spot AF point so that the little rectangle fits the height of the eye. I've done this with other cameras as well.

Thanks Jaycky. I'm ordering a new body now. I was just going through pics on my phone and I totally forgot: the box my camera came it looked like it had been dropped. I also got the camera a week late because it was sitting in some frozen UPS truck during that week that had the crazy winter storms.

I'll report back when the new one arrives. Thanks again for the help and 411.

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Feb 13, 2011 20:35 |  #33

yea good luck


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Feb 28, 2011 20:24 |  #34

Bringing this thread back...just received my new 7D from Amazon. I returned the old one after concluding it had trouble focusing.

In contrast to my first rig, the box this unit arrived in was pristine--no dents or wrinkled cardboard. First shot was tack sharp...off to a good start but will be doing more extensive testing on it (along with taking some "real" pics ;) I'll try and reshoot the same subjects in the same conditions and see how it goes.

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Feb 28, 2011 22:40 |  #35

wicked stuff glad things turned out


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Feb 28, 2011 23:11 as a reply to  @ jaycky's post |  #36

Often it's not the camera nor lens alone but the combation of the two..


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Mar 01, 2011 01:16 |  #37

yogestee wrote in post #11933776 (external link)
Often it's not the camera nor lens alone but the combation of the two..

Sometimes i have heard rare things about some of the cameras being messed up from the box...
My first 7D had dead pixels so back it went for a new one!:p


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Mar 06, 2011 09:40 |  #38

Have been really sick lately and havent used the camera much...only had one night to have a little fun with it. Wireless flash features at 1/250:

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Have had some hit/miss issues again and am going to pack it up for Canon service. These next images show the inconsistencies I'm still having...getting focus on the face here should be a no brainer...why it grabbed focus on the hands is beyond me. This was taken at ISO 200, f1.8, 1/250.

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For folks that have sent their 7D body back to Canon, have you sent test/sample images as well?


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