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Jun 10, 2014 18:02 |  #16

you will see all kinds of inconsistencies when you zoom into 100%. I suggest not zooming into 100% :)
regarding the image above, it looks fine to me, but I would not be surprised if the camera focused on a certain area, when you thought it was another. With all the branches and stems all over the place, the camera can get confused.

Maybe try a live view manual focus at 10x magnification and see if the images are in focus and sharp??


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Jun 10, 2014 18:07 as a reply to  @ post 16963987 |  #17

Out of focus?


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Jun 10, 2014 18:18 as a reply to  @ Bruce R's post |  #18

Doesn't look sharp to me. Out of focus?


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Jun 10, 2014 18:27 as a reply to  @ Bruce R's post |  #19

More photos....doesn't look sharp to me? Is it slightly out of focus?


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Jun 10, 2014 18:37 |  #20

morph2_7 wrote in post #16963961 (external link)
They all look ok to me.

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Jun 10, 2014 18:39 |  #22

Most stuff looks pretty good to me, some look out, if I'm guessing the right subject in your photos. The OP can't live view and 10x magnify because it's a 30D. I'm guessing you're not being fooled by the lack of resolution since you've had this camera/lens combo for a long time and know what 100% looks like? Right? Are you still viewing the images in the same program as before? As someone said before, it's hard to tell sometimes what the camera is focusing on when it's a busy area. The little black squares in the viewfinder are not the actual precise AF points. The actual ones on the AF sensor are bigger than the AF points in the viewfinder, so it could grab something a little to the side of where you thought it would. Light levels all seem great in these photos, so I wouldn't guess using outer AF points is hurting you. Dunno what the problem is...


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Jun 10, 2014 18:41 |  #23

Somehow that Earls Court photo is 4.15MB, but only 1024 by xxx pixels. Trying to zoom in on it after downloading leads to pixelation rather quickly.


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Jun 10, 2014 18:42 |  #24

They look good, sorry to say this but maybe its time to visit an optometrist.


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Jun 10, 2014 18:47 as a reply to  @ Bruce R's post |  #25

Don't these look out of focus?


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Jun 10, 2014 18:49 as a reply to  @ Bruce R's post |  #26

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Jun 10, 2014 19:42 |  #27

These all look pretty good to me. When something is out of focus, there is usually something else in the image that is more in focus than the spot you intended. Nothing here looks like anything is out of focus that I can see. But they do appear a bit softer than they could be.

Many appear to be underexposed a bit which might be contributing to the problem you see. Are you shooting in straight jpeg? If so, what are your settings for in-camera sharpening. Digital photos almost always need some degree of sharpening to maximize sharpness to compensate for the AA filter.

If you are shooting jpeg, try shooting in RAW. And try using some unsharp mask rather than in-camera sharpening if you're using that.


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Jun 10, 2014 23:38 |  #28

Bruce, you say the "softness" shows up when you view the images at 100%.

Well, some may dismiss that as "pixel peeping" but 100% is really the one reliable way of judging "input sharpness", that is, how well fine detail is resolved in your image in the original Raw data and then by some processing applied -- so if you say your pics are sharp viewed at 100%, then you need to post some "100% crops" so we can check them out.

Otherwise, the Web pics you have posted have all been compressed so that it's impossible for us to say how the fine-detail input sharpening comes out!


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Jun 11, 2014 01:25 |  #29

Are the photos straight out of the camera without post processing except being resized? If yes then the photos looks OK to me. How high ISO have you used on last three photos?
Check the photos on this thread:
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1324226
You won't get that look and sharpness without heavy post processing.
But; if your photos used to be sharper then I would say it's impossible that all of your lenses went bad at the same time.


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Jun 11, 2014 04:59 |  #30

morph2_7 wrote in post #16963961 (external link)
They all look ok to me.

Me too.


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