Almost close I can taste it!

Started Mar 16, 2004 | Discussions thread
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smidget Junior Member • Posts: 41
Almost close I can taste it! some of you know, I've been having sharpness problems with my 10D. I just did a test between my camera and a friend's 10D with the exact same settings and exact lighting conditions. I tried every different scenerio possible (ex. my camera/his lense......his camera/my lense......etc), and here are the results:

His lense is sharper than mine! He's got a 28-70 and I've got a 24-70. They are both 2.8. Mine is almost double the price, but his is much sharper. I shot same subject and zoomed in to 100%. MAJOR DIFFERENCE!! I was happy I finally figured it out. So I took his lense to shoot my couple outside (small wedding), and when I got back to the studio and downloaded them.......they were not sharp anymore!! They looked like the same as what I get with my camera. What is going on? I now believe someone is just playing games with me. It's really getting frustrating.

The test was shot indoors with flash (same flash, everything was the same). I zoomed in close to subjects face (head & shoulder), and used AF and downloaded both images. I did this many, many times, not just once, and all time it proved that his lense was sharper. But outdoors, when I shot full length I used AF (his lense) and then downloaded and zoomed to 100%, they were not sharp. Could it be that the AF has a problem focusing on such a small area (such as face) when shooting group shots?

Any ideas?

I have not yet taken it in to Canon.....but I plan too.

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