The autofocus kept acting wonky and might've caught some people to be slightly out of focus, so the shots with a bigger group have like 3 people in focus and the rest gradually get blurrier. But then, when it's a smaller set of people like 2, the shots are great and very clear. And in many cases when you zoom in close someone's face might be a bit out of focus, but the whole image will be great and in focus.
I had a 580ex with me and had it set to ONE SHOT so the focus light would work, and I also had the focus points set to mostly all so all of the points would work just to maximize my chances of getting focused shots In an area where we were doing staged shots, something kept throwing off the autofocus so people came out kind of soft.
Don't know how to feel about this. It was her birthday party, and she paid me and also asked to have the raws so she can work on them before sharing them with her crowd. We also took some staged shots too, and that was fun but again either the focus was innacurate and I kept having to do it manually, which is bad when you're at a party. Then because I kept switching from a fisheye to my zoom I caught some dust in there..she's gonna see that too.
I was there for six hours, and had to rent a fisheye so I was paid for my time with an extra tip and the lens rental. I kinda feel like returning some cash to her, but she's dabbled with her DSLR at a night I shoot regularly so I'm sure she'll understand the circumstances. She specifically asked for me to do Candids.If I had it my way, I'd give her like 60 great shots out of the 200 and call it a day, but she wants them all