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Sep 17, 2012 00:49 |  #1

Recently, I purchased a 5d mark ii. After couple of testings, my pictures are out of focus. Most people are soft instead of sharp. It is my camera body or people who are experiencing this problem as well? Is there a way to fix this...




  
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Sep 17, 2012 00:51 |  #2

We're going to need a little more information.

Mode you're shooting in?
Focus points used?
Type of lens?
Conditions you're shooting in?
EXIF data could be of help


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Sep 17, 2012 01:00 |  #3

i'm shooting with manual mode
i tried all different focus points (1 by 1)
I'm using a 70-200mm f/2.8 L Is UMS
Shooting at studio and outside with speedlite

Sometimes i get sharp image and most of the times i get soft images.




  
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Sep 17, 2012 01:22 |  #4

Reignrx wrote in post #15001626 (external link)
i'm shooting with manual mode
i tried all different focus points (1 by 1)
I'm using a 70-200mm f/2.8 L Is UMS
Shooting at studio and outside with speedlite

Sometimes i get sharp image and most of the times i get soft images.

Sounds like you need to work on your technique.

Post a photo, plus what settings were used to take it in the critique forum. It's likely a settings problem, or a problem with your technique. Likely not the camera.


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Sep 17, 2012 01:31 |  #5

Yeah, show a few sample images with EXIF data.


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Sep 17, 2012 02:10 |  #6

Yeah, a bit hard to say without more information/examples. But a buddy of mine has his 5d2 autofocus go out of whack and it would consistently focus about 1-2 meters in front of the subject. had to go in for repair, so it's not unheard of to have a faulty camera.




  
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Sep 17, 2012 04:42 |  #7

Di you try with different lenses? What about manual mode? If the camera fail to focus with all your lenses, yeah there might be a problem with the AF.


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Sep 17, 2012 07:58 |  #8

Please post a shot or 2 with Exif intact.. Without it, no one can assist you with this..


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Sep 17, 2012 08:10 |  #9

ItsMike wrote in post #15002530 (external link)
Please post a shot or 2 with Exif intact.. Without it, no one can assist you with this..

This ^^^^

What sort of shutter speeds and apertures are you using? could just be too slow a s/speed or not enough depth-of-field.


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Sep 17, 2012 09:37 as a reply to  @ NinetyEight's post |  #10

I'm going to ask the obvious here just incase - do you have the lens on manual or autofocus - is it bad on both.




  
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Sep 17, 2012 09:40 |  #11

Focus should be dead on with that lens.


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Sep 17, 2012 09:50 |  #12

I am not sure about the Mk I but the Mk II has 2 choices for AF. The quick one has a wider dead band on the short focus distances (2.5 m or around 8ft). The other choice is 1.2 m or 4 ft.


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Sep 17, 2012 10:09 |  #13

Are u tripoding? If yes, then did u turn off IS?

Secondly, u can adjust AFMA for your lens to get the best out of it. Try Reikan Focal software.


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Sep 17, 2012 10:31 |  #14

This whole thread is pointless with out images; wasting everyones time.


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Sep 17, 2012 17:07 |  #15

Thanks for all the information. Is here 2 pictures. I focus on the same spot "Canon" at 2.8. Also are those pictures suppose to be that Grainy? and noisy?

I'm shooting at ISO 200, 1/160sec

This one is on focus using the "center focus point"

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