Rebel XT blurry shots

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Sken, May 10, 2006.

  1. Sken

    Beach Bum Guest

    Roger that Jerry. You too. :)
    You know I think I'm going to start using an expression that goes something
    like "let's shoot some arrows into the sky and see if any hit us in the
    head" to refer to brain storming.

    Cheers,
     
    Beach Bum, May 11, 2006
    #21
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  2. Sken

    Beach Bum Guest

    The XT is 100 grams lighter and much smaller. I personally have trouble
    holding my girlfriend's XT due to it's awkward size.
     
    Beach Bum, May 11, 2006
    #22
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  3. Sken

    Beach Bum Guest

    Who knows. :)

    But maybe he forgot to turn on the IS on that long lens.. arrows away. <g>
     
    Beach Bum, May 11, 2006
    #23
  4. Today Beach Bum attempted to dazzle everyone with this
    profound linguistic utterance
    or, turned AF off? <grin>
     
    Any Time Money, May 11, 2006
    #24
  5. Sken

    Beach Bum Guest

    I've shot for hours without realizing AF was off. I'm not the brightest guy
    with a camera. <g>
     
    Beach Bum, May 11, 2006
    #25
  6. Today Beach Bum attempted to dazzle everyone with this
    profound linguistic utterance
    "I shot an arrow into the air, it came down I do not know
    where" ... <g>
     
    All Things Mopar, May 11, 2006
    #26
  7. Today Beach Bum attempted to dazzle everyone with this
    profound linguistic utterance
    Didn't you notice you weren't getting an AF lock anymore? <grin>

    In my old Apple ][ , a friend said two things I think may apply
    here - all the way around:

    "when you're stupid, you're stupid for a long time"

    and

    "you're no ordinary fool, you're college educated!"

    Keep your grass green side up!
     
    All Things Mopar, May 11, 2006
    #27
  8. Sken

    Beach Bum Guest

    The 20D focus points still flash and beep even if AF is off. :)
    Sounds like a coder expression. :)
     
    Beach Bum, May 11, 2006
    #28
  9. Today Beach Bum attempted to dazzle everyone with this
    profound linguistic utterance
    I'll byte, BB: what the hell good are these things if they don't
    tell you that you have AF turned off?
    I suppose it could be, but she was a math teacher at a local
    H.S. In the early Apple ][ days, when she made these (in?)famous
    quotes, it was pretty damn hard /not/ to be stupid, as nobody
    knew what the hell they were doing!
     
    All Things Mopar, May 11, 2006
    #29
  10. Sken

    JPS Guest

    In message <KpL8g.9127$>,
    I haven't had AF enabled in a couple of years, except when the camera
    can see better than me, in dark, low-contrast scenes.

    When AF is off all the time, you don't get grossly OOF images, because
    you are always focusing by habit. If I am shooting a stationary
    subject, I still try to perfect focus for each shot; the reason is that
    if you're off the first time, and leave the focus set, *all* of the
    images will be OOF.
    --
     
    JPS, May 12, 2006
    #30
  11. Sken

    fishfry Guest

    you know, I use my XT to take photos while I'm driving my car. The
    photos are sharp as hell. There's something else going on with the OP's
    camera.
     
    fishfry, May 12, 2006
    #31
  12. Sken

    Rich Guest

    "Technique" as in how the cameras were used. The lenses could
    very well be the problem.
     
    Rich, May 12, 2006
    #32
  13. Today fishfry attempted to dazzle everyone with this profound
    linguistic utterance
    maybe the camera is sharp but you sure as hell ain't if you've
    got your eye on the viewfinder snapping pics while you're
    driving? what is wrong with your brain? sarcasm, huh?
     
    All Things Mopar, May 12, 2006
    #33
  14. Sken

    Celcius Guest

    Today All Things Mopar attempted to dazzle everyone with this profound
    linguistic utterance:
    "maybe the camera is sharp but you sure as hell ain't if you've got your eye
    on the viewfinder snapping pics while you're driving? what is wrong with
    your brain? sarcasm, huh?"

    Well said Mopar, except obviously, he might not have taken the shots looking
    through the viewfinder ;-) With a little reasoning, one might suspect he
    might not have been around to tell the story ;-)))))
    Thanks for making me laugh!
    Marcel
     
    Celcius, May 12, 2006
    #34
  15. The small viewfinders on APS-C cameras tend to make it harder to focus
    critically sharp in low depth-of-field scenarios.
     
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, May 12, 2006
    #35
  16. Sken

    JPS Guest

    In message <44648004$0$270$>,
    True, but I do tend to out-focus the AF system.
    --
     
    JPS, May 12, 2006
    #36
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