This may be a lame question
Just a polite request to someone who could look at the attached image and tell me WHY most of its content is weirdly not in focus? It was taken using 5dII with 24-70mm @ 2.8, 1/400 with flash.
Please note carpet on the right actually is sharp, and DOF calculator tells me email@example.com if focused at 2.7m (i think that's roughly the distance to sharp part of the carpet) give me 2.5 metres of acceptable focus starting at 1.9 metre. As you see I was keeping the camera overhead and focus was cought in random point.
The picture isn't shaken because it was taken at 1/400 and a part of the carpet is in focus. Look at the faces, not a single face is in focus, they are weirdly ghostly de-focused. wth?
What could be the reason of such strange optical behaviour?
Thanks in advance.