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Sep 13, 2009 20:37 |  #1

So I said I would admit....I guess I need to practice more...

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Sep 13, 2009 20:41 |  #2

Check out some of the focus tests around here on the forums - you might want to give some of those a go and see if your camera/lens combination is back or front focusing... which could be one explanation of soft images.


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Sep 13, 2009 20:46 |  #3

jbdial1515 wrote in post #8638745 (external link)
I am by far not a professional photographer and if this is my fault, I will gladly admit, but it seems that everything that I have been taking lately has come out soft. Sure there are a few that turn out ok but by far, most all of them are soft. The picture of the goose is straight from the camera (just taking test photos) and it was taken with my 70-200 F4. The picture of my daughter was taken with nifty fifty and it is straight from camera with flash bounced off ceiling. I took some last night of some friends playing the Wii (blackmail, haha) and they are all soft/blurry as well. They were taken with Tamron 24-75 2.8 and flash bounced off ceiling.

I really just do not know what to do. Do I call Canon and send to them (just body or will they take lens as well)? Should I go shoot my lens on someone else's camera since I have access to one?

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the first pic looks great. the shutter speed is too slow for the second. try tripling it. and the picture is overexposed. it's not bad tho.

did you ever get results you were pleased with?

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Sep 13, 2009 20:47 |  #4

a little PP will clean them up...


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Sep 13, 2009 22:17 |  #5

Thanks guys...Looks like I just need to practice and work on my PP skills. I know these are snap shots...just being paranoid I guess from reading too much...


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Sep 13, 2009 22:25 |  #6

In #1, the exif data states that you were shooting at F/4. It looks like the tail feathers are in focus. Being that the bird is angled away from you, it's not surprising that the head was soft. It's not a good pose either. A little patience might have helped you here. Canada geese on foot are not fleet critters. The lumber about. Wait for him/her to turn in your direction for a better pose. Select the focal point that you want and place it over the head. Voila.


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