macpro88 wrote in post #14951303
Thought I'd start by saying I just bought this lens from Amazon, be here tomorrow.
Anything I should know and watch for in this lens? I know a lot of people have "issues" with this lens and how it behaves, product of user error not understanding how lens works? Or actual manufacturer flaws?
Look forward to this baby!
You always have to be careful shooting wide open at f/1.4. There is very little room for error. I used to always centre point focus then recompose, but with this lens I pick the focus point I want to use and the hit rate is a lot higher. It can be fickle, particularly in lower light where there is not a strong contrast difference, but so can most other lenses in that situation. My first copy was a complete dud, it did not front or back focus, it just didn't focus on anything at all. The replacement is spot on but still fickle. The images it produces though are well worth any small shortcomings.