I am going to scream

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I am going to scream

I have been taking pictures on and off all morning with my 50D and they are all coming out SOFT!!! WTF?! I'm going crazy! I thought okay, it's because I'm trying to do indoor shoots and I shouldn't be trying 2 new things at once, so I went outside, where I'm comfortable...and they are better, but STILL SOFT!

Someone, please, tell me I'm missing some setting or something that you "always" have to set with this camera. I don't understand! :help:

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I'm no expert by any means but it could be the lens, it could be the camera, motion blur, camera shake or just maybe the focus is off.

I don't think that there is a setting to stop pictures being soft, are you shooting manual or a dial setting?

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I shoot manual. I am using my old lens, nifty fifty, and I have always had great results. It's only been since I took this 50D out of the box. It's almost like...hmm...this will illustrate how new to this camera I am but, it's almost like each of the focus points seem to get good focus but it makes people's faces weird. Like one eye in focus, nose in focus, maybe chin and one cheek, but the rest isn't. It's like ocean waves with the peaks being focused and the dips not...I don't want that.

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what kind of settings are you doing? gl, hope you figure it out.

if not you'll have to send for new one unfortunately

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It could also be the 50D I have heard they are not as good as the 40D but I cant remember where I have heard it.

Hope you sort it out soon.

Cazz

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What is your aperture and Shutterspeed set to? Remember, if your SS is below 1/125 it could result to your picture being soft. Also if you aperture is below 2.8 it might result to the softness you are seing.

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I think we need a picture to see what you're talking about.

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"AmberBella" wrote:

I think we need a picture to see what you're talking about.

yep ^ It's hard to figure it out unless we can see a picture and your settings!