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Dec 18, 2012 17:08 |  #1

shot this today with my new to me but(used) 70-200L,I sent it to Canon after I bought it to have it cleaned & calibrated & I checked & adjusted the "microadjust" on my 50D,still trying to get used to this lens before I go to maui in Feb.
this is cropped a bit
*not sure that I impressed with this L lens*
what do you think ?

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here is a bigger size*un cropped*
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Dec 18, 2012 17:29 |  #2

Yes, it's blurred

try again - practice more
and do a test in fixed subjects also - one sample is not enough
It seems that you missed the target, as the shutter was set at 1/800 (according to exiff)

btw, the microadjusting in zoom lenses is a compromise - 70 to 200 it's a big range
I believe that you will have to decide if you rather have adjusted good at 200 or so-so for the whole range - I recall reading somewhere that is not possible to get a perfect(full range) micro-adjusting in zooms


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Dec 18, 2012 17:36 |  #3

NWPhil wrote in post #15382962 (external link)
Yes, it's blurred

try again - practice more
and do a test in fixed subjects also - one sample is not enough
It seems that you missed the target, as the shutter was set at 1/800 (according to exiff)



thanks for the reply,but that's the thing,I got the focus right and I think the shutter speed was fast enough.,

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and you still think the big size is out of focus ? (in the link) http://members.speedgu​ide.net/dan/2012_12_18​_76002.jpg (external link)

and I adjusted the microadjust at 200,& this shot is at 200,the MA is only -1 anyway
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Dec 18, 2012 17:53 |  #4

fiftyD wrote in post #15382982 (external link)
thanks for the reply,but that's the thing,I got the focus right and I think the shutter speed was fast enough.,
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and you still think the big size is out of focus ? (in the link) http://members.speedgu​ide.net/dan/2012_12_18​_76002.jpg (external link)

and I adjusted the microadjust at 200,& this shot is at 200,the MA is only -1 anyway
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I am not in front of best of the best screen right now, but other will chime here - looking at complete exiff, I cannot see anything wrong - even a+3 on sharpness should be enough.
Try a few more shots, with moving and stable subjects....and stop drinking so much coffee :p (just kidding)


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Dec 18, 2012 17:56 |  #5

Looks okay to me.


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Dec 18, 2012 18:58 |  #6

It is a bit blurry but I think it's because you're in the wrong settings. You're AF is set to One-Shot, which is probably why it's a bit blurry. You've got a moving C-130 there...so the focus point moved from when you locked the focus to when the shot was taken.

It's not bad, by any means, but to shoot moving objects you need to change your AF to AI servo and track the object before you fire and shoot in burst mode (continuous drive) to fire off 3 or 4 frames.

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Dec 18, 2012 19:01 |  #7

By the way, the uncropped version looks pretty darn good. So some of the "blurriness" could be from cropping in post.


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Dec 18, 2012 19:53 |  #8

you didn't buy it to shoot planes, right? take some closer shots of other things...


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Dec 18, 2012 19:58 |  #9

That plane is WAY out there for 200mm....that shot looks pretty darned good all things considered. Try your results on something that you don't have to crop so heavily and I'm betting things look better to you.


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Dec 18, 2012 20:37 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #10

wow what a poor subject for a test. c'mon man :D.


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Dec 18, 2012 20:59 |  #11

thanks very much for all the replies :)




  
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Dec 18, 2012 21:16 |  #12

Agreed. If this is cropped, it was quite a ways out there, and you probably got a lil blur from cropping. The drive mode does make a diff though, as another pointed out. That shutter speed was definitely sufficient.

Otherwise looks good.


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Dec 19, 2012 06:34 |  #13
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The placement of the red AF square in the frame has nothing to do with the actual focus spot. It only tells you which AF point was used, not when it was obtained. Try this. Focus on the shoes you are wearing. With out hitting the focus again, aim the camera at something 200 yards away and press the shutter. The red square will be smack-dab in the middle of that 200 yard object. And that object will be severely out of focus.


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