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I think that about covers it.
Well I turn the AI Servo on and hold the shutter button halfway and it auto focuses when ever it moves. Isn't that the same thing?
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Well I turn the AI Servo on and hold the shutter button halfway and it auto focuses when ever it moves. Isn't that the same thing?
It's easier in AI Servo to use the back AF button, at least for most people.
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It's easier in AI Servo to use the back AF button, at least for most people.
Yeah, makes sense. Thanks for the info!
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The biggest advantage is that you are less likely to trip the shutter release while using the back button to track. Should have included that in my previous post.
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I'll give an example in a minute. I shoot with the viewfinder and not the screen. The lens is an EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM and the camera a Canon 60D. I have tried multiple settings. Oh and I also use AF

1/800
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All of these I have to digitally sharpen.
Am I just expecting to much?

(Make sure to enlarge the image to see what I am talking about)

What focal length did you shoot at? It could be a focus issue like the others say, but I'm going to blame it also (or perhaps entirely) on softness. The long end of any zoom lens is typically the softest. If you're shooting at 300mm, then that's definitely a possibility.
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What focal length did you shoot at? It could be a focus issue like the others say, but I'm going to blame it also (or perhaps entirely) on softness. The long end of any zoom lens is typically the softest. If you're shooting at 300mm, then that's definitely a possibility.
But the 70-300 lens shouldn't be that soft, right? If it were the 75-300mm, then definitely, but I haven't seen 70-300mm photos that soft
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It's the lens. With the distance and aperture he used, the chances of it being out of focus are small. It's a budget lens zoom.
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Yep, it's maxed at 300.
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post #19 of 45
Doesn't really look like a focus issue to me. Seems more like the lens is just soft.
Is this pic cropped at all?
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Doesn't really look like a focus issue to me. Seems more like the lens is just soft.
Is this pic cropped at all?
Nope, no cropping. It is completely untouched.
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