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May 22, 2022 23:07:32   #
MabelLucy Loc: Oregon
 
I take lots of action shots in my focus is seriously perfect.
Should I be looking at camera issues?
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May 22, 2022 23:27:52   #
Orphoto Loc: Oregon
 
MabelLucy wrote:
I take lots of action shots in my focus is seriously perfect.
Should I be looking at camera issues?
Thank you


I was only able to look at the larger images but I suspect the key issue is what the focus is selecting as your subject. For instance the background is in focus while the dog is not.

There are lots of ways this can occur. To really get to the root of the problem it will help if you upload images so we can look at some of the embedded information the camera provides.

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May 23, 2022 07:23:47   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington
 
In order to reveal more than just the basic settings when uploading a photo, click the "store original" box to the right of the red arrow in this help topic:
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/help/how_to_post_a_picture.jsp

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May 23, 2022 07:38:08   #
Tomfl101 Loc: Mount Airy, MD
 
The image appears to be somewhat back-focused but even the background is soft. Was the frame filled or is this a seriously cropped picture perhaps? Is this a recurring problem with this lens, or a one-off?

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May 23, 2022 07:45:12   #
MabelLucy Loc: Oregon
 
It seemed to be all of these shots, they were four or five. I looked for anything in focus and like you, thought the background was soft too.
It’s not unusual for me to get out of focus shots, but I can usually find what it did focus on.
I did not know about store original 🫤

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May 23, 2022 07:45:41   #
MabelLucy Loc: Oregon
 
Thank you

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May 23, 2022 07:46:04   #
MabelLucy Loc: Oregon
 
No cropping

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May 23, 2022 08:06:16   #
agillot
 
On some cameras , the little target spot that is suppose to be in center , migrate at one edge , so , the auto focus is looking at the edge of picture .i still do hand focus on almost everything .

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May 23, 2022 08:23:38   #
r1ch Loc: Colorado
 
As far as I can see, nothing is in focus , not the foreground/subject or background. So this looks like motion blur to me (camera shake). It is overcast so lower light it is later evening so again lower light. So you are using a crop sensor which means you have to double shutter speed. You lens is 100 to 200mm, I assume you are wide open which introduces softness. You should figure out what aperture your camera is sharpest at (probably F8)

If you shoot at 200 shutter speed minimum is 400, that is if you are not shaking the camera or panning.

Make sure IS is on. Shoot at 1000 shutter speed, don't shoot wide open, stop down at least one stop. This will drive your ISO up probably around ISO 2000.

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May 23, 2022 08:27:41   #
fourlocks Loc: Londonderry, NH
 
If the two were shot at f4.5 and f5, wouldn't that create a rather shallow depth of field? That, and possibly having your auto focus zero in on something other than the subject would do it.

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May 23, 2022 08:43:39   #
ecobin Loc: Paoli, PA
 
Try using spot focus and put the focal point on the closest eye. Also, use f/8 or f/9 which should be the sweet spot for that lens as well as providing more depth of field.

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May 23, 2022 08:46:09   #
philo Loc: philo, ca
 
depending on your camera...be sure that the focus point is in the center. On my r6 i have to check this all of the time. Also try using manual focus on your lens

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May 23, 2022 09:34:42   #
therwol Loc: USA
 
agillot wrote:
On some cameras , the little target spot that is suppose to be in center , migrate at one edge , so , the auto focus is looking at the edge of picture .i still do hand focus on almost everything .


I don't know about every camera, but my Nikon DSLRs have a switch on the back that locks the focal point. No migrating.

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May 23, 2022 09:35:34   #
Don, the 2nd son Loc: Crowded Florida
 
MabelLucy wrote:
It seemed to be all of these shots, they were four or five. I looked for anything in focus and like you, thought the background was soft too.
It’s not unusual for me to get out of focus shots, but I can usually find what it did focus on.
I did not know about store original 🫤


Canon's DPP post processing program (free download from Canonusa.com) will show the focus points active and which one/ones were focused with. It has to be selected from a menu to be displayed, i forget which one. May be helpful for things like this.

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May 23, 2022 10:19:52   #
R.G. Loc: Scotland
 
MabelLucy wrote:
Thank you


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