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lilmsmaggie

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Re: Maybe I need to relearn how to focus
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2013, 12:59:42 PM »
Will do.  In the meantime, here is one taken with the T3i and 100 2.8L wide open.  The 5D MKII images don't even come close to this.


Why don't you shoot a shot or two (macro) with the 100L at home. Tripod mounted and do not raise the center column. Oh! And IS off. Shoot one with AF and one manual focus (after fixing the diopter setting). Actually shoot three. One with live view. Same exact target. Then if you still can't figure the issue post them here.
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Re: Maybe I need to relearn how to focus
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2013, 12:59:42 PM »

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Re: Maybe I need to relearn how to focus
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2013, 01:03:27 PM »
Will do.  In the meantime, here is one taken with the T3i and 100 2.8L wide open.  The 5D MKII images don't even come close to this.


Why don't you shoot a shot or two (macro) with the 100L at home. Tripod mounted and do not raise the center column. Oh! And IS off. Shoot one with AF and one manual focus (after fixing the diopter setting). Actually shoot three. One with live view. Same exact target. Then if you still can't figure the issue post them here.
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Re: Maybe I need to relearn how to focus
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2013, 02:39:06 PM »
Last night I discovered that my current ballhead slips ever so slightly with the 5D MKII and 100 2.8L IS Macro mounted.  The head came with a Manfrotto 055XPROB and because I was shooting mostly landscapes with a 4x5 riding on a 410jr., the ballhead didn't see much use.

Maybe on a subconscious level I've known this but just forgot about it and could be the reason I've been considering a RRS BH-55. 

Still need to play around some.  Maybe tonight.
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Re: Maybe I need to relearn how to focus
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2013, 02:39:06 PM »