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Auto-focus problem Do any of the 10D users here have this auto-focus problem which I have read about. Or is there really a problem ? I'm interested because it might be my next camera. Thanks in advance

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YES, I do have the autofocus problem. Taking portrait shots from about 6' away the pictures didn't look as sharp as I expected when my f-stop was below F4. At F5.6 they looked much better. Did some ruler tests, with my 50mm/1.4 and 70-200/4L. Focus point would be about 1/2 to 1 inches behind the target from about 4 feet away. This is significant when using fast f-stops, the DOF is very narrow. Will be sending in to canon for calibration. Got camera for a good price from dell so I don't want to return it and lose that price. THe calibration should be easy enough.

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I shoot with a 10D and at first I thought I might have a problem. Now I think I just wasn't using it correctly. I read a lot of posts on dpreview about how to use the autofocus correctly and that has helped me a lot.

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