7D focusing issues?

Started Apr 16, 2014 | Questions thread
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mabellucyhays Forum Member • Posts: 50
7D focusing issues?

Yes I know you will be able to tell from my questions that I am a beginner

I just took pics with my 7D and 18-200 Canon lens. I am practicing focusing on a subject and having the background blurry.

I also just took some pics on auto everything. I was using just the center focus and it was lighting up before I took the picture.

In a lot of my photos it actually focused on the nearest thing to me.

A pile of cement blocks on my left was in perfect focus while the person 10 feet away I thought I focused on was not as clear.

I will not be getting a different "better" lens. This is what I can afford. I have seen some very nice pics taken with this lens so I figure learning to use the camera is what is needed.

I am looking for references to learn to work with this issue the best I can. I thought I had seen some references to the focusing here but I can't seem to find them.

Any help is appreciated, but just pointing me to the right information will be a start.

Thank you.

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Canon EOS 7D Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM +2 more
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