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May 23, 2012 14:45 as a reply to @ the flying moose's post |
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Rocky Rhode wrote in post #14474458
Sadly, "grey market" lens is not going to give you reliable results
You clearly have no idea what a grey market lens is.
is it possible that the lens is damaged? Really poor filter? I mean the lens has kinda lame AF, but it's not nearly as bad as the photos presented here.
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I would ask the same question, do you have a UV filter on that lens?
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The nifty fifty in my opinion is a solid performer but definitely has it's limitations (low light AF, build, etc.) but when it works...well it works well. How close was the lens to the flower? I'd try again without a filter, w/AF, and maybe pull back the camera/lens a step or two from your subject.
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Yes, something seems very wrong with your lens. I've had several 50 1.8's and they have never ever produced images like the ones you posted...
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It should be sharper than that. I don't have a camera that 'micro adjusts' focus, but I'd give that a try. It appears to be missing focus completely. I own the lens, and mine is rather sharp wide open and wickedly sharp stopped down from f/2.8. If my wide open shots look bad it's because the depth of field is so short and I'm inept at getting it right. I shot this the other day. My son's left eye is in focus and his right is not in perfect focus, but it still looks ok:
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i bet $2 that OP has a tiffen filter in front of it
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Hey everybody, no I dont have any filter on it.... I only bother with filters on my good lenses.
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May 24, 2012 02:02 as a reply to @ mosabi's post |
I have faced this problem once and it turned out that the lens assembly alignment had gone bad. Canon Service did a centre aligning of the len elements with the camera sensor but due to this alignement mismatch the USM had also got damaged
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I've used both the mk1 and mk2 and this looks like motion blur to me. But then you change the Aperture and it gets better.
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May 24, 2012 09:44 as a reply to @ klimraamkosie's post |
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