Having problems with your Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera ?

Images aren't very sharp

\015 Shooting in auto mode and camera settings all in preset modes. Using 28-135 IS lens. Just not sure if this is the camera for me...or maybe the lens. Used my friends 40d and photos were wonderful. Just bought my own and not very please with my photos. My images are not very "crisp".\015

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That is a good lense if its the one for the camera heres the thing clarity in a picture come from the exposure , the time the light is hitting the film or in digital the sensor . try cutting down the time speed up the exposure or change the f stop.
\015\012 if it happens in all the modes it is a focus problem try shooting some test shots in controled light say 5 feet from a person inside and outside and see what happenes and consult the lab tech they can usualy show you on your camera how to set it up..
\015\012good luck
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