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Old Oct 19, 2004, 1:55 PM   #11
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:-)Thanks for the post Phil. I now know there are people out there in the wide,wide world, who are happy with thier 20D'S & have NO focusing problems.
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 7:31 PM   #12
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I had the 20d for 1 week and sent it back to store for replacement. Mine focused fine with the kit 18 to 55, but I had a major problem with indoor flash photos coming out dark. I could fix but why should I have too.????
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Old Oct 28, 2004, 11:46 AM   #13
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I have the 20D and

24-70 2.8L

Sigma 70-200 2.8 EX

Sigma 15-30 EX

Cannon 85 1.8

Cannon 50 1.8 (have not used much with the 24-70)



No problems.
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Old Oct 28, 2004, 11:52 PM   #14
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Hi, today i bought a canon 20d and just testing it out. Here is the pictures I just took. Do you think the focusing problem appears on this? I am also the beginner and need more advise.

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Old Oct 28, 2004, 11:56 PM   #15
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Today I just bought the canon 20D and took some sample shots. I have reduced the size. Can you give me some advise on this. Do you think there are focusing problem?

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Old Nov 1, 2004, 11:41 AM   #16
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the focusing problems that i've noticed have to do with the new arrangement of the AF points...

if i'm shooting someone in a room - it seems that there is always much more contrasty items that appear around that person and this is where the new alignment of the points appear... in a diamond pattern AROUND the subject you're wanting to actually focus on... this gives you an out of focus person and a nice sharp wall behind them!!!! argh!!!

i turned off the "all points" and now have it just set to the center point, which gives a much more consistant focus for normal shooting

it would be nice if they had an option to "weight" the focus points, so the central group would try focusing first, then the outer sections

didn't have this problem with the REBEL because it's points were lined up hor & vert along a typical line you'd want to focus on... the diamond pattern lets too much "off primary elements" determine a focus point

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Old Nov 4, 2004, 2:59 PM   #17
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Ceddy wrote:
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Today I just bought the canon 20D and took some sample shots. I have reduced the size. Can you give me some advise on this. Do you think there are focusing problem?

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Not at all!

I think the pictures are really crisp and sharp!
Really nice for the beginning!
I hope I had a dSLR yet.. but hey. just some more month to go until I got mine.
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Old Nov 4, 2004, 3:40 PM   #18
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I've had the 20D for about a month now- and have not had issues with focusing (aside from your occasional frame). I have used it (in all lighting conditions including very low light) with a crap 80-200 (canon) as well as theEFS 17-85 IS USM(made specifically for the dig rebel and 20D- and I suppose future canon digi's) and an EFS 75-300 IS USM- all with no issues-even in the AI servo mode where it locks on and remains focused on a moving subject. Sometimes (rarely is should say) it will catch a different focusing sensor and therefore the subject comes out blurry- but that's more my error than the camera's.

hope it helps- it really is a great camera-- Drew
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Old Nov 4, 2004, 4:02 PM   #19
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Ceddy wrote:
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Today I just bought the canon 20D and took some sample shots. I have reduced the size. Can you give me some advise on this. Do you think there are focusing problem?

http://216.185.138.94/aa.jpg

http://216.185.138.94/bb.jpg

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I think I just realize what your "focusing problems" are :idea:
This is a dSLR with very shallow Depht Of Field (DOF) @ close distances...

-> Try to shoot with smaller apertures, ie increase the f-number on the camera. IMO you'll 'perceive' that your pictures are sharper because more things are in focus!
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Old Nov 5, 2004, 12:44 AM   #20
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just got mine and love it. i think the focusing problem is what nhl mentioned. i have had the same issues.............
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