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Are soft copies of Canon 50mm 1.4 common ?

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Jan 03, 2011 18:53 |  #16

If you are using the lens at f/1.4 hand held or pointing it a person, you may get some soft shots just because of the change in distance between camera and subject that occurs after focusing due to normal body sway. Some people are practically made of steel and are very still but others not so much.

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Jan 03, 2011 19:08 |  #17

My 50 f/1.4 was soft when I first received it, but it was due to front focus. I sent it to Canon for calibration and it came back superb. Its soft wide open, but not OOF. It has that dreamy effect which can be cool.

This was at f/2

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Jan 03, 2011 19:55 |  #18

It is really easy to miss focus at 2.0. Even easier at 1.4. Just saying.

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