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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:40 pm 
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It is worth it in the long run.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:51 am 
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Agreed. The difference in sharpness (when looking at the 100% picture) is huge. I was incredibly annoyed at first and was even thinking about using my 40D a lot more, but now I am very happy that I took the time to figure this out.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:53 am 
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Thought I'd give an update: I have sent the camera, and all my lenses, to Canon for adjusting. I have the feeling the auto focus of my 7D is just not spot on, even with still subjects. This annoys me greatly, since I really want to feel like I can rely on my camera, which is not the case now. Have joined the CPS program too, and have become a CPS Silver member. Should mean that I get my gear back pretty fast (5 working days). Very cool that Canon offers this service for free!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:35 pm 
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Got my equipment back and I have used my 7D + 100-400 combo on a tripod for the first time today. Autofocus wasn't configured right before according to the repair center, and they noted that they fixed the issue. Boy did they: I have made a lot of sharp pictures, but one in particular jumps out where I even had a low shutter speed but still had an incredibly sharp image. It was even sharper than my 60/2.8 Macro and that is quite a sharp lens in my experience. Very happy and glad Canon was able to fix the issues. Can't wait to take more pictures :D.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:02 pm 
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Gad I read this thread, I thought focusing would be the problem, I hope I dont get the same problem with my 7D when my brother bring it this Christmas, and have to spend my money shipping this thing to the USA to get my problems fixed.

Yeah AF settings are important in addition to aperture and depth of field in getting sharp images, an sometimes manual focusing is needed too!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:25 pm 
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Agreed on all those points, but the camera had me doubting my own skills. Maybe it was just me, or maybe the lens just couldn't produce sharper images. I really hate it when an error in hardware has me doubting myself, so I am very very happy that Canon was able to fix the problem. It was really gnawing at my self confidence :P.

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