M100 w/ 15-45 Kit - Not Sharp Image

Aug 24, 2018
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Hey guys, i'm new here. I have an 80D and recently purchased an M100 as a throw-around camera. I took a picture the other day of a sand crane and it looked very out of focus. The camera was in single point, one shot, autofocus. Any ideas what was wrong? Never had an issue with focus in a well lit environment like that.
 

Kit.

EOS Rebel SL2
Apr 25, 2011
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#11
Can you provide a link to the original (in-camera) image?

It also looks like the focus is on foliage behind the bird's head, but that could be an artifact of noise reduction.
 

Act444

EOS Rebel T7i
May 4, 2011
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#12
Hard to tell. Maybe some back focus? Need more information to know for sure...

Even when focused, the 15-45 is a mediocre lens at best, though, don’t expect miracles with it.
 

AlanF

EOS 5DS R
Aug 16, 2012
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#13
Hard to tell. Maybe some back focus? Need more information to know for sure...

Even when focused, the 15-45 is a mediocre lens at best, though, don’t expect miracles with it.
My 15-45mm is as sharp as my 11-22mm and 18-150mm where they overlap, and the MTFs from photozone and charts from TDP back that up. The 15-45mm is a respectable little lens.
 

Act444

EOS Rebel T7i
May 4, 2011
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#15
My 15-45mm is as sharp as my 11-22mm and 18-150mm where they overlap, and the MTFs from photozone and charts from TDP back that up. The 15-45mm is a respectable little lens.
I guess it's possible that I have an underperforming copy(!) - but I stand by what I said - I'm not satisfied with the results out of it. The center is ok, but the corners are horrific...My 18-150 is better (albeit not by very much) and my 11-22 is a LOT better.

It's served its purpose more or less, I'll probably let it go at some point.
 

AlanF

EOS 5DS R
Aug 16, 2012
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#16
I guess it's possible that I have an underperforming copy(!) - but I stand by what I said - I'm not satisfied with the results out of it. The center is ok, but the corners are horrific...My 18-150 is better (albeit not by very much) and my 11-22 is a LOT better.

It's served its purpose more or less, I'll probably let it go at some point.
Copy variation. My first copy of the 11-22mm was very sharp in the centre at 22mm but very soft on the right edge. Second copy was fairly even across the frame. You really have to test every lens you buy, as I have learned the hard way.
 

Act444

EOS Rebel T7i
May 4, 2011
876
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#17
Copy variation. My first copy of the 11-22mm was very sharp in the centre at 22mm but very soft on the right edge. Second copy was fairly even across the frame. You really have to test every lens you buy, as I have learned the hard way.
Yeah, I’m aware of that as well...I think the 15-45 came in a kit with the M10 when I bought it though...

But since now it no longer makes a financial difference whether you buy kit or separate, may as well test and buy all separately...