Canon lens help, frustrated

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  1. luvmyfamily

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    I am just not getting that sharpness with the 50mm nor am I getting the backround blurr as I would like. I have tried all different f stops, different distances (working on DOF), different times of day, and it is not sharp. What am I doing wrong? I liked my kit lens better. :grumpy:


     
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    Thought about selling all my stuff and switch to Nikon....:meh:
     
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    Send me a bikini pic and I'll tell you what the problem is. This will be more cost effective than switching systems.
     
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    Wouldn't do any good....all I have is a point and shoot pic. I never take my good cam near water. Had a photography friend take his $1600 Nikon fishing.....sunken Nikon, so sad.
     
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    That's ok I'll settle for a point and shoot image.
    I'm user friendly
     
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    There may be an issue with the lens either front- or back- focusing. Get a newspaper, set the camera to single point focus, focus on specific text and remember where you're focusing. Shoot and look at the image to figure out what's in focus in the actual image to determine if the lens is front- or back- focusing.

    BTW.
    What does wearing a bikini have to do with water? Just put one on now and take a shot (with your good camera) in your clean kitchen ;)
     
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    lol....but it won't help with my 50mm issues. I am trying to get sharpness and backround blur. About had crying spell this morning, because I have been trying in all different lighting, all different distances. I did get one that was sharp, but not the backround blur I wanted. :(
     
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    Why did you have to tell her before I was finished wheeling and dealing?
     
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    I told you yesterday to check back focus issues.

    How are you focusing ? Are you using manual or auto focus?

    PS i EXPECT A BIKINI PIC OUT OF THIS.
     
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    LOL, I am using auto focus. Back focus issues? These test shots with my new lens I took outside, not in my studio.
     
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    Meaning you might try tuning your lens.
    There is an option in your cameras settings that allow you to tune the auto focus of a lens.
    Check the cameras manual. It's in there.
    Like Phoenix said..............use a newspaper and focus on a certain point to see what it's doing.
    Then make the needed micro adjustments.
    I'm betting that's what the problem is.
    I mentioned this to you the other day...............and of course I was ignored.

    Now where's my bikini pic?
     
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    Do you have focus issue even shooting f/8 in day time outdoor? Or only have issue when shooting at f/1.8 aperture?
     

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