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Jul 26, 2011 11:57 |  #16

Well it seems the consensus is a defective camera body; which I figured but wanted the input from the forums. I plan on returning the body and will report back.


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Jul 26, 2011 13:55 |  #17

As a side note, can the images similar to the ones I have posted be saved in PP? I would hate to know that all the pictures I took on our vacation are all for not.


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Jul 26, 2011 14:24 |  #18

pkdowning wrote in post #12826313 (external link)
As a side note, can the images similar to the ones I have posted be saved in PP? I would hate to know that all the pictures I took on our vacation are all for not.

Convert them to B&W. THat what I do with all my photos that I really like that I didn't nail the focus on. Lame, but B&W format seems to be a bit more forgiving.


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Jul 26, 2011 14:36 |  #19

pkdowning wrote in post #12826313 (external link)
As a side note, can the images similar to the ones I have posted be saved in PP? I would hate to know that all the pictures I took on our vacation are all for not.

As for "useability" I see nothing wrong with them. Compositionaly they look good and you have a great model :)

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Jul 26, 2011 14:48 |  #20

If you used center-point to focus, did you focus and re-compose? It'd help to see the focus point on the pictures you posted.



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Jul 26, 2011 15:01 |  #21

nepali wrote in post #12826632 (external link)
If you used center-point to focus, did you focus and re-compose? It'd help to see the focus point on the pictures you posted.

More than likely I did focus and recompose, but of course keeping the shutter button depressed half way to keep focus on their faces. How do I check the focus point on the images?


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Jul 26, 2011 15:15 |  #22

pkdowning wrote in post #12826712 (external link)
More than likely I did focus and recompose, but of course keeping the shutter button depressed half way to keep focus on their faces. How do I check the focus point on the images?

When you have a lens with f/2.8 wide open (were you shooting wide open?) your DOF is pretty narrow. If you focus and recompose the focal plane will shift and can cause your subject to go out of focus. Can you just shoot some test shots straight (no recomposition) and see how those come out?


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Jul 26, 2011 15:19 |  #23

stop wasting time with test shots, etc...

it's obviously not focusing correctly so get it repaired or replaced.


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Jul 26, 2011 15:29 |  #24

Keyan wrote in post #12826780 (external link)
When you have a lens with f/2.8 wide open (were you shooting wide open?) your DOF is pretty narrow. If you focus and recompose the focal plane will shift and can cause your subject to go out of focus. Can you just shoot some test shots straight (no recomposition) and see how those come out?

Dof on 2.8 isn't THAT narrow. maybe if he was 2 inches from the subject but not a full body portrait. and seeing as how OP had a 40d with no problems on same lenses makes me think he knows what he's doing. def. something wrong w/ the body it seems. but i'd at least give one test a go to 100% make sure there is a problem.


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Jul 26, 2011 15:52 |  #25

pkdowning wrote in post #12826313 (external link)
As a side note, can the images similar to the ones I have posted be saved in PP? I would hate to know that all the pictures I took on our vacation are all for not.

You might be able to add an unsharpmask to some of them and that may help a bit...


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Jul 26, 2011 16:05 as a reply to  @ TheBigDog's post |  #26

Send it in for repair; the 60D should deliver images that are tak sharp.

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Jul 26, 2011 18:46 |  #27

I have to go with the narrow DOF at those F stops also. But it would not hurt to send it in if you are concerned and have done test at different settings and are getting the same front focus problems


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Jul 26, 2011 20:25 |  #28

idsurfer wrote in post #12826507 (external link)
Convert them to B&W. THat what I do with all my photos that I really like that I didn't nail the focus on. Lame, but B&W format seems to be a bit more forgiving.

Huh  ???


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Jul 26, 2011 21:57 |  #29

yogestee wrote in post #12828362 (external link)
Huh  ???


I suppose you made the part of that statement bold because you didn't understand what I was suggesting. Clarification: Sometimes I have found that a B&W conversion of a photo that wasn't right on the money with the focus is a bit more tolerable that the color version of it. I wasn't that serious about it when I chimed in, but I do believe that many times B&W conversions will work out even if the original is a bit on the soft side. I'll email examples if anyone is interested (doubt anyone is), Just don't want to hijack the thread. I said "lame" because it would be disappointed to loose all your shots from a vacation only to be trying to salvage a few by whatever means possible.


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Jul 26, 2011 23:57 |  #30

idsurfer wrote in post #12828922 (external link)
I suppose you made the part of that statement bold because you didn't understand what I was suggesting. Clarification: Sometimes I have found that a B&W conversion of a photo that wasn't right on the money with the focus is a bit more tolerable that the color version of it. I wasn't that serious about it when I chimed in, but I do believe that many times B&W conversions will work out even if the original is a bit on the soft side. I'll email examples if anyone is interested (doubt anyone is), Just don't want to hijack the thread. I said "lame" because it would be disappointed to loose all your shots from a vacation only to be trying to salvage a few by whatever means possible.

I'm not doubting you,,it's just that I've never experienced or heard of this.

A few examples would be nice though:D


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