24-70 f2.8 II: pictures smaller than what I saw

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by vince_liu|2, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. It's really simple, yet kinda hard to explain:
    I have a MK2 and I rented a 24-70II for the weekend and I noticed that every shot comes out "short". What I am saying is, if I shot a picture at 50mm, the actual image looked more like a 35mm....zoomed out.
     
  2. Vince, sometimes, when we are really into the action, one tends to ignore the surrounding areas when photographing.
    Could it be that you just filtered in your mind the surrounding areas, and then you found you actually included those
    surrounding areas in you photos?

    By the way, what lens do you commonly use with your camera?
     
  3. You can simply check the exif data... It will tell you what the FL was when the picture was taken...
    I can't think of anything that would result in pictures how you've described them (unless there is something really really wrong with the lens... in which case you would certainly notice that it wasn't working right). However, you could simply snap a picture, and review it on the LCD for instant feedback. If there is a large discrepancy between what you see through the viewfinder, and what you see on the LCD, clearly there is a problem... I just can't see how, mechanically, that could actually occur.
     
  4. Both answers here are good ones. But if what is happening is as you say, that the image ends up "wider" field than what you see through the viewfinder, I would tend to consider the issue being with the camera viewfinder and not the lens.
     
  5. You have just got to think about framing more carefully. I think Ruben has the answer.
     
  6. I tend to agree with Ruben. When I'm shooting a small bird with my 7D & 100-400 at 400, when I shoot, that tiny bird is about all I see, then when I display it on a 23" LCD, I'm hunting for the bird...
     
  7. Forget IS, it must come with the new reality distortion field. A snip at $2000 I'm sure.
     
  8. I normally shoot with my 24-105L because it's versatile. Ya, Ruben could be right, I just find it weird. I even tried to correct my friend a few times because he wasn't getting the shot I wanted, ie, subject is too small, zoom in more. I guess it looked perfectly zoomed/distant in the viewfinder...
    I look through that little viewfinder and everything looks good, but once I reviewed it in the 3'' LCD I was like what the, why is it so far away?
     
  9. Sounds normal for a Full Frame camera. I ran into this when I went from shooting with a 30D crop sensor camera to a full frame camera. You get a much wider field of view.
     

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