10D Backfocusing?

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  1. steve817

    steve817 TPF Noob!

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    I have heard of this and was wondering why some of my shots arent coming out as sharp as I thought they should. Look at the pic of the macaws below.

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    My cameras focusing point was actually on the bird that was closest to the camera, right over his face. My other settings were as follows

    File Name
    IMG_1798.JPG
    Camera Model Name
    Canon EOS 10D
    Shooting Date/Time
    3/29/2005 12:40:09 PM
    Shooting Mode
    Manual
    Tv( Shutter Speed )
    1/2500
    Av( Aperture Value )
    4.0
    Metering Mode
    Evaluative
    ISO Speed
    800 ( Don't laugh about this one it was the first shot I took and didn't realize the ISO setting)
    Lens
    70.0 - 200.0 mm
    Focal Length
    109.0 mm
    Image Size
    3072x2048
    Image Quality
    Fine
    Flash
    Off
    White Balance
    Auto
    AF Mode
    One-Shot AF
    Parameters
    Contrast Normal
    Sharpness Normal
    Color saturation Normal
    Color tone Normal
    Color Space
    Adobe RGB
    File Size
    2470KB
    File Number
    117-1798
    Custom Function
    C.Fn:01-0
    C.Fn:02-0
    C.Fn:03-0
    C.Fn:04-0
    C.Fn:05-0
    C.Fn:06-1
    C.Fn:07-0
    C.Fn:08-5
    C.Fn:09-0
    C.Fn:10-0
    C.Fn:11-0
    C.Fn:12-0
    C.Fn:13-0
    C.Fn:14-0
    C.Fn:15-0
    C.Fn:16-0
    C.Fn:17-0
    Drive Mode
    Continuous shooting

    What am I doing wrong??????
     
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    tempra TPF Noob!

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    When you use the autofocus, check which square lights up as to where the focus is, if it isn't what you want, then release and try again, otherwise, manual focus is better, as you can choose the focus point.
     
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    10Ds are famous for having focus problems.
     
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    10D's are known for this and there is tons of information on the web about it. Here's a link. http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/201411
    Feel free to search for more. This is a well talked about issue.

    Did you isolate the focus to one area or were you using all of the AF points. I had better luck with mine after switching the camera to only focus at one point.
     
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    In this case the point was manually selected. It's really inconsistent. The one I took of the komodo dragon on another post was with the center point.
     

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