HELP - my new lens is driving me mad!

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  1. sarahgolding@photographer

    sarahgolding@photographer TPF Noob!

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    Hey i've just got a new lens - canon ef-s 55-250mm with an image stabiliser for my canon 400d but the photos end up very pixelated when i zoom in on photoshop.

    What am i doing wrong?

    Thanks
    Sarah
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    How close are you zooming in? All digital images will look 'pixelated' when you zoom in far enough.

    Is it different from any other lens that you use?

    It would really help if you could post an example for us. Preferably the whole shot (resized to 800 pixels) and then a 100% crop (not resized).
     
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    I always zoom in 100%. This lens has an image stabilizer and none of the other lens have that.
    But i dont know how to put my photo on here
    Thanks
    Sarah
     
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    Image Stabilization usually helps you to get sharper shots, while shooting hand held. It can, however, make your shots blurrier if you don't turn it off while shooting on a tripod etc. We really can't diagnose the problem without seeing the image and knowing the settings on the camera.

    To display images, you need to 'host' them somewhere. THIS thread should show you how to do that.
     
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    I can't see the photo here - but in your site I can see a small one with 4 women sitting round a table - correct?
    We really need to see a 100% crop though since the resize is way too small - setup a quick free photobucket account or upload it to your site -- ps a 100% crop is a cutout of a section of a photo whislt at full size - so we can see the fullsized quality without having to have the whole photo uploaded

    ps something appears to have broken on your site - all your gallery photos are sending me to that upper link - and also the link won't open the photo anymore
     
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    To display an image directly, you need to use the url of the image itself, ending in .jpg

    I tried going to your site, but when I click on the thumbnail 'advice', it doesn't take me anywhere or show me the image. :scratch:
     
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    Ah...now I can see the image.
    It looks out of focus...what where you trying to focus on for this shot?
    It looks like the wall behind them is the sharpest thing, so maybe you focused on that...or maybe the lens is back-focusing.
     
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    this may seen a dump question but whats back-focusing? I've never heard that term.
     
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    all the images have are pixelated:

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