I know we have a few camera gurus on the forum so I'll post the question here to see if anyone has any suggestions. On Sunday, I treated myself to a shiny new Canon EOS 450. Now I've been playing around with film SLR's for years and have a reasonable knowledge about ISO numbers, aperture, depth of field etc and many moons ago it was a major hobby of mine and I used to have my own dark room so I'm not a total numpty when it comes to proper cameras. My previous digital camera was a Bridge camera (a Nikon Coolpix 5700 that cost me nigh on £1000 when launched - ouch) Anyway, try as I might, I'm getting really poor results from this new Canon. It seems reasonably ok when shooting anything under about 10 foot away. Close Up tests show that the camera is focusing correctly and not prefocusing like I initially suspected. However, when I try and photograph something detailed that's any distance away, it just appears blurred or out of focus. I've tried different ISO settings, different speeds, apertures, and focal lengths, manual focus, auto focus, pretty much every setting I can throw at it and I've not managed to take one picture that I feel is crisp enough in over 200 shots. I'm also concerned that I was outside at lunch today in bright sunshine and the camera was suggesting that at ISO 100, F5.3 and a 35mm focal length it needed 1/60th of a second shutter speed. I suspect the metering is telling lies as surely this can't be right. Looking at my shots, It seems that most are over exposed and the only consistent thing regarding focus is that the lower right corner of all shots always seem to be more focused (still not perfect but definitely clearer than the rest of the frame) Sample unedited 7mb picture HERE. Open it at 100% and see what I mean about the bottom right corner being crisper despite focusing on the middle of the frame. Also note the unusually low shutter speed for the conditions and consequent over exposure of the sky. Am I doing something stupid or is the camera in need of calibration or better still swapping out. Right now I'm getting better shots from my point and shoot than this. Another smaller example HERE There's just nothing in the shot thats focused at all??