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Canon 5d mark ii frustrations

 
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Sep 17, 2012 19:18 |  #31

I still don't see any noise or grain in that picture of the guys face. It still does look a little soft though. Have you tried micro adjusting your lens with the body?


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Sep 17, 2012 20:53 |  #32

Does anyone have a Mark ii + 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS? If you do may you post a picture using f/ 2.8 @ 200m. Picture should the original file and should be zoomed at 100%. I want to compare the IQ.




  
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Sep 17, 2012 22:35 |  #33

I think the samples are acceptable. I wonder if the face is soft because it's under exposed.

Also, the focus points are actually bigger than the square in the view finder. So I think it's getting clipped by the tissue.


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Sep 19, 2012 18:06 |  #34

Looks like between yesterday and today OP sold their 5DII...

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1229918


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Sep 22, 2012 02:44 |  #35

Charlie wrote in post #15005745 (external link)
take off your filter if you have one, does it sharpen at all if you stop down to f4? I'm not seeing the red and blue pixels, and if this is 100%, you shouldnt worry about the noise. The softness is the only issue I see right now.


This is what I was thinking. I no longer use filters because I had a problem with an expensive top of the line filter that ruined every shot I took with it on. I took it off and everything was perfect: Focus, color, etc.


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Sep 22, 2012 04:57 |  #36

I think this is normal with the 5d2. Just don't pixel peep. When I had my mark ii, I got 1 of 5 shots really sharp and the rest are oof, but usable if you don't pixel peep. But, in the studio, focus is spot on with good lighting.
Also the outer points are useless to me. Now with the 5d3, I have no more worries and don't pixel peep due to good focus everytime I peep.


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Sep 22, 2012 06:34 |  #37

I would have tried with another lens to see if the problem persist.

Also, 1/160 at 200mm indoor... it's kinda asking for problems.


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Sep 22, 2012 08:45 |  #38

I wonder how many people make 37 x 56 inch prints, put them up on the wall and then stand 20 inches from them. Because that is what you are doing when you display a 100% zoom of a 5D2 file on your monitor. By all means put up that 100% zoom, then stand six feet from your screen and tell me about the sharpness and noise.


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Sep 22, 2012 08:46 |  #39

Two things I am noticing on these particular photos. Both are using a 200mm lens. If you are not using a tripod then your shutter speed is too slow. You are shooting very close. Are you at the boundary of your closest focusing distance?



  
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Sep 22, 2012 08:54 |  #40

mrgooch wrote in post #15027555 (external link)
Two things I am noticing on these particular photos. Both are using a 200mm lens. If you are not using a tripod then your shutter speed is too slow. You are shooting very close. Are you at the boundary of your closest focusing distance?

I agree.




  
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Sep 22, 2012 08:56 |  #41

I think it's your technique still. Zooming to 100% is well...not the greatest idea. You will see some grain, especially as you get larger files with the 5DII than you are used to. Here's a 100% crop of one of my photos taken with this same camera & lens combination. f/2.8, 1/100th at 200mm, ISO 100. Handheld. You can see some grain and such, but it's plenty sharp. When viewing at the proper size, it looks tack sharp. The cropped portion is probably about 1/20th of the entire frame, if not less. This was a full-body shot of two people during an engagement session, so that is why the head takes so little room.


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Sep 22, 2012 09:13 |  #42

SoCalTiger wrote in post #15016058 (external link)
Looks like between yesterday and today OP sold their 5DII...

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1229918

So now we are going to have another thread "Canon 5d mark iii frustrations"


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Sep 23, 2012 00:02 |  #43

Numenorean wrote in post #15027627 (external link)
So now we are going to have another thread "Canon 5d mark iii frustrations"

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Sep 23, 2012 01:17 |  #44

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Sep 23, 2012 02:07 |  #45

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The 5D2 focuses just fine on stuff it was made for. It was never meant to be a sports/action camera. Otherwise, it focuses just fine even in low light.


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