Wide aperture - Pictures out of focus

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Re: Wide aperture - Pictures out of focus
In reply to Jizzy, Aug 3, 2014

Jizzy wrote:


Most of my pictures are out of focus when I shoot with a wide aperture with my 85mm 1.8 on a 70d.

I focused on the eye with single point AF.
Did I move too much? Or does the lens have front-/backfocus?

f1.8 1/2000 iso 100

thx for your help

Trouble is that at f/1.8 you have a very small area that will be in focus. It could be just a few mm. You would do better by getting closer to the model & cutting out the distracting bitsin the background. Choose a narrower aperture maybe f/8 & go with a head & shoulders shot.  That way you should get more in focus shots.

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