Question about Canon EOS-20D Digital Camera with 17-85mm Lens

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Photos are not sharp

I have 2 canon 20Ds w/ the 18-55mm lens. I use the canon 580 EX II flash.

I am a wedding photographer and the majority of the photos do not look sharp. The photos look fine threw the viewfinder and when I review the photo but, when I put the images on the computer several shots are out of focus or not sharp. Also the color is dull.

I usually shoot in manual at 400 iso, 60 shutter, 4.5 aperture, AWB, one shot, large fine, auto focus.


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I would look beyond the camara and suspect that the computer is tired or overloaded. This would be a more logical point of defining the trouble and cheaper than suspecting your fine camara and expertise. If you still think it is the camara take it off the auto focus for a few weeks and see if you still get problem shots. If So take the puppy in for an overhaul of the timing shutter mechanism. It may just have a fuzz ball or rather hairball problem that only momentarilly and intermitintly snags. If it is not the auto focus then how about a different computer program choice?? Photo files eat up a lot of space and unless you have one computer that is totally dedicated to just the storage fixing and printing of the pictures you may simply have a RAM vs PIXEL problem. Try off loading some onto disc for storage instead of keeping them all on the machine. If they print out better in quality than you see on your screen then it may be your monitor that needs to be reset to handle fine detail in the contrast settings. You may have to upgrade this equipment, which I would for the TAX BREAK.

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