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Jan 20, 2010 22:42 |  #2521

Ok, so now I am curious on what a "micro adjustment" is.


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Jan 21, 2010 01:30 |  #2522

Harm wrote in post #9437656 (external link)
Ok, so now I am curious on what a "micro adjustment" is.

Lots of threads here that discuss MA, here's one. Personally I've tried and found my lenses needed no adjustments, but YMMV.


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Jan 21, 2010 01:34 |  #2523

fullcity wrote in post #9438330 (external link)
Lots of threads here that discuss MA, here's one. Personally I've tried and found my lenses needed no adjustments, but YMMV.

I've gone through 7 or 8 Canon lenses since I re-bought into digital and this zoom is the first one that needed adjustment for me; I've never had a body with MA.


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Jan 21, 2010 03:22 |  #2524

I have owned a S**t load of glass. None of mine have needed MA. Believe me I've checked. I'm lucky I guess.


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Jan 21, 2010 04:22 |  #2525

On a MkIII:

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Jan 21, 2010 05:22 |  #2526

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Nice shots there, Jay, colors and B&W are all fantastic.

In fact i do MA for this lens and today is the last day to check completely before i go to shoot a Marathon with this lens, so i hope i can get some decent shots with this lens on that Marathon event.


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Jan 21, 2010 08:34 |  #2527

nice work, Jay


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Jan 21, 2010 09:46 |  #2528

Loving this lense the more i use it.Didn't think it would be that good in a venue but surprisingly is.

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Jan 21, 2010 23:38 |  #2529

Regarding front focusing and back focusing, I found this at a lens rental site:

"This lens is soft." (external link)

What might our more experienced users think of this?


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Jan 22, 2010 00:26 |  #2531

johngpt wrote in post #9445155 (external link)
Regarding front focusing and back focusing, I found this at a lens rental site:

"This lens is soft." (external link)

What might our more experienced users think of this?

I'm curious as how i can micro adjust on the 5d2?


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Jan 22, 2010 00:59 |  #2532

nice work, Jay

Thanks Harm! :D

johngpt wrote in post #9445155 (external link)
Regarding front focusing and back focusing, I found this at a lens rental site:

"This lens is soft." (external link)

What might our more experienced users think of this?

I agree with the article whole heartedly.

AF is meant to hit a zone of focus and if that zone is razor thin, then so is the margin for error. Compound that with someone who is migrating from an APS-C body with a lens that has a max aperture of f/5.6 or even f/4 to a FF body and an f/1.4 or even down to an 85L or 50L at f/1.2 and you have a recipe for a lot of frustration until the learning curve is mastered.


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Jan 22, 2010 02:22 |  #2533

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Thanks Harm! :D



I agree with the article whole heartedly.

AF is meant to hit a zone of focus and if that zone is razor thin, then so is the margin for error. Compound that with someone who is migrating from an APS-C body with a lens that has a max aperture of f/5.6 or even f/4 to a FF body and an f/1.4 or even down to an 85L or 50L at f/1.2 and you have a recipe for a lot of frustration until the learning curve is mastered.

I migrated from APS-C to FF this past early fall. 40d to 5d2 and owned the APS-C 300d rebel before the 40d. I found my images to be insanely sharper on the 5d2 than anything of my APS-c sensor counter parts could do. The only lens that i migrated between the bodies was the 50mm f/1.8 and i found that lens to increase with sharpness from each body upgrade. So it increased in picture quality from the 300d to 40d to 5d2.

On my 5d2 i can capture images so sharp that you can see the single threads in subject's clothes.

For instance a recent image i took of my cousin during the holidays.
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Jan 22, 2010 05:56 |  #2534

johngpt wrote in post #9445155 (external link)
Regarding front focusing and back focusing, I found this at a lens rental site:

"This lens is soft." (external link)

What might our more experienced users think of this?

The article is spot on.


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Jan 22, 2010 08:13 |  #2535

Suuuuuure is.

Besides, every lens is different, you just have to learn the techniques and limits of each one.


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