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Sep 17, 2012 17:19 |  #16

Are you sure you are not clipping the napkin when you are focusing?


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Sep 17, 2012 17:22 |  #17

Grimes wrote in post #15005356 (external link)
Are you sure you are not clipping the napkin when you are focusing?

This was my thought too? OP should make sure there is a clean line of sight for a test like this I would think.


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Sep 17, 2012 17:23 as a reply to  @ Grimes's post |  #18

100% the focus in on the word "CANON" I have shot few images. Same result comes out. Some are soft, and some are sharp. Am I suppose to see grains when i zoom in?

I didn't this problem shooting with my 60D




  
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Sep 17, 2012 18:04 |  #19

I cant spot anything wrong with your samples...

sounds like you are new to FF, the 5D has a bit thinner DOF, so that may be your issue. Your sample isnt much help.


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Sep 17, 2012 18:26 |  #20

Charlie look at the IQ of the word "CANON" one is softer than the other one. And i have shot like 10 images. The quality keep alternates. Anyone who is using a Mark ii and who has the same problem?




  
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Sep 17, 2012 18:29 |  #21

[QUOTE=Reignrx;1500530​6]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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Sep 17, 2012 18:35 |  #22

Let me show you another image that i took. Took like 3 shots to get this consider "sharp". I find it very soft
This is 100% zoomed.
This picture is taken at iso200, 1/125sec , 70mm

Is this consider very noise and grainy now...

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Sep 17, 2012 18:48 |  #23

well that looks in focus, but soft. Is this neutral settings, and are you using lightroom or dpp? I'm not seeing the grain/noise issue.

are you addicted to pixel peeping? I kid I kid. btw, what lens are you using?


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Sep 17, 2012 18:52 |  #24

It's in standard setting, i'm using lightroom. I'm using a 70-200mm f/ 2.8 L IS (Clean like crystal clear). Look carefully on the bottom right (neck) I see red and blue pixels i mean ALOT. I keep getting soft images. Do you think it's my camera body that is kinda messed up? I used less than 5500 acutations and this is what is like now... My 60D takes sharper images then this....




  
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Sep 17, 2012 18:54 |  #25

In your Canon lens cap pictures, you are shooting at 1/160sec @ 200mm. Are you doing this handheld or with a tripod?

If you are using a tripod, did you turn IS off (if you lens has it)?

In the picture of the guy with sunglasses, where were you focusing? What is the EXIF data for that shot?

Have you tried a more controlled focus test?


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Sep 17, 2012 18:56 |  #26

Why are you shooting at 2.8?
That creates a super thin/narrow area of focus and if you are manually focusing it could be your eyesight!  :p

There are few reasons to shoot at 2.8 except for pixel peepers and then shooting a lens cap behind a tissues just makes it silly.

Put the camera on a tripod, get a ruler and set up a reasonable experiment and post the results please.

I have the same camera and lens and get beautiful results nearly every time, except for user errors and that is what I am seeing here. You are expecting the impossible or at least the improbable. You are even shooting indoors, toward a light source without flash. You are setting yourself up for failure.

It's a camera... it's not Magic.


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Sep 17, 2012 18:59 |  #27

Reignrx wrote in post #15005712 (external link)
It's in standard setting, i'm using lightroom. I'm using a 70-200mm f/ 2.8 L IS (Clean like crystal clear). Look carefully on the bottom right (neck) I see red and blue pixels i mean ALOT. I keep getting soft images. Do you think it's my camera body that is kinda messed up? I used less than 5500 acutations and this is what is like now... My 60D takes sharper images then this....

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.


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Sep 17, 2012 19:04 |  #28

SoCalTiger, Yes the lens cap picture is at 200mm (the picture is not zoomed at 100%). I'm at doing it hand held with IS on. I have also tried without IS using a tripod same results.
The picture with the sunglass, I'm focusing at his face.

joayne, I'm using auto focusing. And i did try to shoot with a tripod (is off)

Joayne may you upload a picture that is zoomed at 100%? I want to see the IQ.

I have a feeling it's the camera Body issue. I have also shot outdoor pictures. Mostly same results.
I know what i am doing. I have been shooting for a while.




  
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Sep 17, 2012 19:13 |  #29

Charlie, I did took off the filter. No luck at all even at f4.




  
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Sep 17, 2012 19:17 |  #30

Reignrx wrote in post #15005762 (external link)
SoCalTiger, Yes the lens cap picture is at 200mm (the picture is not zoomed at 100%). I'm at doing it hand held with IS on. I have also tried without IS using a tripod same results.
The picture with the sunglass, I'm focusing at his face.

joayne, I'm using auto focusing. And i did try to shoot with a tripod (is off)

Joayne may you upload a picture that is zoomed at 100%? I want to see the IQ.

I have a feeling it's the camera Body issue. I have also shot outdoor pictures. Mostly same results.
I know what i am doing. I have been shooting for a while.

can you achieve a sharp photo using live view and 10x manual focusing, stopped down to 4 or 5.6, IS off, 2 second release? You want to remove as many human error factors as possible. If you do all this and still get soft photos, get your sensor cleaned and/or send for repair.


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