I have this lense and all my close up/macro shots are out of focus. when I try to take a picture of a bee or bug (stationary) on a flower, the lens won't focus properly so the bug is blurry when I zoom in
I use back button focusing on the center point (bug framed in center)
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get better macro shots? I chose this lens for this feature and so far it's failing me
Another problem is that you'll have a VERY thin DOF. Like in millimeters if shooting wide open. Stop down to f11 or f16 which is about where diffraction starts to make things soft. Also, be very aware if your own forward and back drifting. We're humans, not robots. We sway to keep balance and when you put a weight up at the top you'll do it more and not even be aware of it. Best practice is to use a tripod for this.