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#1 diverocket

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 12:59 AM

Hi you all

my questions is do you think Canon EFS 2.8 60 mm is an great lens I thinks is one mediocer lens please share your hint and tips to get sharpness in image becuse a don"t get it. And I have try alot of settings on my camera all from one spot focus- 9spot focus have allso try the tree focus options
ONESHOOT -ALFOCUS and ALSERVO The camera has no problem to find focus or focus that is the least problem or so is it simple the lens do not have that qualities to be a good lens for UWPhoto its very annoying and am out of idea to solve the problem

I use this settings in my macro shooting not slower an 1/125 aperture 6.5 -11 ISO100 camera mode (M)
Camera Canon 550D Inon strobe Z240

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#2 Autopsea

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 01:28 AM

Hi, do you have a photo so we can see where the non-sharpness is coming from?

Edited by Autopsea, 24 August 2011 - 01:28 AM.


#3 diverocket

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 03:54 AM

Hi yea a have but does picture do not tell so mutch I don"t have deep of field problem or other annoying problem it just has bad shapness in any kind
of settings on the camera are you using that lens self??? Itry to email some picture later in the week

take care
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Edited by diverocket, 24 August 2011 - 03:56 AM.


#4 bversteegh

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:00 AM

Hi yea a have but does picture do not tell so mutch I don"t have deep of field problem or other annoying problem it just has bad shapness in any kind
of settings on the camera are you using that lens self??? Itry to email some picture later in the week

take care
kent


I shoot the 60 mm Canon extensively, have found it to be an extremely good macro lens (much more reliable autofocus than the 100mm, especially in low light). Can you achieve sharp focus topside? That way you can determine if it is a lens issue or not. Here is an example macro shot from a Canon 60d from my last trip to Indo:

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"crowned" pygmy seahorse by bversteegh, on Flickr
Canon 40D in Sea & Sea Housing, Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye, Canon 60 & 100 mm macro, 2 Inon 240's, 2 YS110 Strobes, Canon S90 in Fix Housing
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#5 Alex_Tattersall

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 12:25 PM

SOunds like you may have an issue with your lens, I've found mine to be very sharp under most conditions.
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#6 diverocket

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:17 PM

I shoot the 60 mm Canon extensively, have found it to be an extremely good macro lens (much more reliable autofocus than the 100mm, especially in low light). Can you achieve sharp focus topside? That way you can determine if it is a lens issue or not. Here is an example macro shot from a Canon 60d from my last trip to Indo: Hi ther is no problem to achieve on topside
nice image on t5he seahourse

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"crowned" pygmy seahorse by bversteegh, on Flickr



#7 bvanant

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 02:28 PM

If your topside images are sharp (take a picture of a ruler at an angle) to make sure that not only it is sharp but that it focuses where you want it. If it is sharp then try with the housing and port to make sure that your port is not causing some image degradation (unlikely but it can happen)
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#8 String

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 10:35 AM

Try it on land against something where sharpness is easy to judge - the lens SHOULD be very good.
I use it underwater with the ikelite flat port and extremely pleased with the images - fast focus and exceedingly sharp. I generally shoot f/8 to f/11 (sometmes higher) and it is to my eye, perfect.
I always use centre single focus point to make sure the object i want is focus locked before recomposing. With a strobe, shutter speed should not be an issue at all for the image provided the subject is well lit by it.

The ruler suggestion above on land is a good staring point to check the lens is actually performing as it should.

Underwater all i can suggest is that its focussing on the right subject and not auto picking something else in the image.

#9 Weiry

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 10:56 PM

I have the Canon 60mm macro.
I find it a great lens and i love the shallow DOF you get with this lens.
RE focus I have found to lock focus then move camera in and out to define what I am focusing on this can be hit and miss when diving.
I would try what String has suggested take some land photos using your 60mm and see what results you achieve in case its faulty lens?

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Weiry =o)

Edited by Weiry, 24 September 2011 - 11:47 PM.

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