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Apr 26, 2014 23:47 |  #7276

Nick, first, a heads-up: the rules for posting pics here specify a max of 1024 pixels, that second shot is way too tall!

As to your focus problem, the pic you posted was pretty clearly dealing with what Speedync indicated, as to the 5D focus picking up a better contrast "target" that was within the focus "circle", although you say you have other shots showing a similar problem that we haven't seen, so:

Take down that second huge pic, and replace it with another pic that shows the problem (keeping with the size limit/rule)!


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Apr 26, 2014 23:57 |  #7277

tonylong wrote in post #16864048 (external link)
Nick, first, a heads-up: the rules for posting pics here specify a max of 1024 pixels, that second shot is way too tall!

As to your focus problem, the pic you posted was pretty clearly dealing with what Speedync indicated, as to the 5D focus picking up a better contrast "target" that was within the focus "circle", although you say you have other shots showing a similar problem that we haven't seen, so:

Take down that second huge pic, and replace it with another pic that shows the problem (keeping with the size limit/rule)!


Hi sorry for that. Thought it was ok to post some original size of images since I saw of poster here doing that. WIll edit it right away.

Okay will post it.




  
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Apr 27, 2014 00:08 |  #7278

NickiRasgo wrote in post #16864059 (external link)
Hi sorry for that. Thought it was ok to post some original size of images since I saw of poster here doing that. WIll edit it right away.

Okay will post it.

What you can do is open a Flickr account for free, that will let you upload full sized images, and provide links for 1024 pixel sized images that you can then post here, with links back to the original already built in.




  
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Apr 27, 2014 00:28 |  #7279

NickiRasgo wrote in post #16862821 (external link)
Hi quick question. I'm really frustrated with my 5D Classic in terms of it's AF when subject is too far, just want to ask if it's really struggling when subject is too far? Not moving. Like this one:

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Subject is focused on soldier holding the sign. Lens is 135mm f/2.0L. With my Canon 7D, didn't have a problem with focusing with that distance.

Focus Point set to Center using One Shot for AF Mode. Is there anything that should I modify in it's setting? Or does my camera needs calibration? Though after the cleaning of my camera before, I already noticed behavior it's just really frustrates me when shooting events. No problem with focus when my subject is near.

I'm not sure if your issue is the same as mine but your results looked awefully similar to what I had experienced on my 5Dc.

I had the AF unit in my 5D replaced by Canon about 2 weeks ago. It was showing the same problem.

My issue was,
1. Out of focus frequently
2. Severe back focus at infinity
3. Inconsistent focus
4. Actual AF point is below OVF center point

It is very obvious on fast prime lenses. Worst was on EF85 F1.2. On the 24-70 F2.8, the "issue" went unnoticed.

After the AF unit replacement, focus was spot on and the EF85 F1.2 L was tack sharp again. All for less than $120.

You'd probably want to get Canon to check your body. They will first do a software re-calibration. Hopefully that's all it needs.

Good luck.




  
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Apr 27, 2014 08:12 |  #7280

Aswald wrote in post #16864098 (external link)
I'm not sure if your issue is the same as mine but your results looked awefully similar to what I had experienced on my 5Dc.

I had the AF unit in my 5D replaced by Canon about 2 weeks ago. It was showing the same problem.

My issue was,
1. Out of focus frequently
2. Severe back focus at infinity
3. Inconsistent focus
4. Actual AF point is below OVF center point

It is very obvious on fast prime lenses. Worst was on EF85 F1.2. On the 24-70 F2.8, the "issue" went unnoticed.

After the AF unit replacement, focus was spot on and the EF85 F1.2 L was tack sharp again. All for less than $120.

You'd probably want to get Canon to check your body. They will first do a software re-calibration. Hopefully that's all it needs.

Good luck.

OMG! Hopefully not. Actually my AF is looks normal I think unless when the subject is too far. No problem actually if the distance on the subject is near. On primes like 50mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.8 and 135mm f/2.0 also with 24-70 f/2.8. Will ask someone from Canon here and ask how much would it cost. Hopefully below $20 if it's needed!




  
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Apr 27, 2014 23:47 |  #7282

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Apr 28, 2014 02:33 |  #7283

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Apr 28, 2014 10:19 |  #7284

jonrmoore wrote in post #16862503 (external link)
Nice! Another Knoxville shooter?

Yessir, this is like 2 blocks from where I work. There are a few 5DC owners around :)


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Apr 28, 2014 21:54 |  #7285

Hi all, recently my 5D has had some battery issues. One minute it shows I have 1 bar of battery left, the next it's full again. Do I just need new batteries or is it a camera issue? I get plenty of life out of them, it's more that the readings are inaccurate and unreliable.


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Apr 28, 2014 22:03 |  #7286

spiderm0nkey wrote in post #16868588 (external link)
Hi all, recently my 5D has had some battery issues. One minute it shows I have 1 bar of battery left, the next it's full again. Do I just need new batteries or is it a camera issue? I get plenty of life out of them, it's more that the readings are inaccurate and unreliable.

Not that this helps as Im sure you're looking for something more,but you'll be happy to know my 5D does the exact same thing from time to time. I stopped worrying about it since it has never caused me any kind of issues. I toyed with the idea of sending it to Canon but decided its not worth it - it works fine,and thats ok by me. Ive also noticed my viewfinder scale will sometimes be slightly dim,then all of a sudden brighten up as Im composing a shot. Minor quirks to me,nothing more.


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Apr 28, 2014 23:45 |  #7287

spiderm0nkey wrote in post #16868588 (external link)
Hi all, recently my 5D has had some battery issues. One minute it shows I have 1 bar of battery left, the next it's full again. Do I just need new batteries or is it a camera issue? I get plenty of life out of them, it's more that the readings are inaccurate and unreliable.

You could like Ed suggests and just ignore it as long as the batter is actually functioning "properly", although: do you have at least one spare battery? I have three batteries that will work with my 5D, I did have four, but one did die after several years of use...

So I'd definitely advise you to pick up a new battery at least for backup/spare, but it will also let you know if perhaps your battery is having trouble!


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Apr 29, 2014 05:00 |  #7288

Try cleaning the battery contacts and also the terminals in your 5Dc. Sometimes bad battery contact does these.




  
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Apr 29, 2014 16:17 |  #7289

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