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Nov 08, 2013 12:50 |  #31

Web size is also very misleading, for example check this out:

Looks sharp:

IMAGE: http://galleries.clartephoto.com/img/s1/v20/p774824888.jpg

BUT is actually out of focus:
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Nov 08, 2013 18:04 |  #32

smorter wrote in post #16435062 (external link)
hmm this seems like an unusual issue, the lens seems ok for me for full length shots - as others have said try MA, and if all else fails, manually focus

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Nov 09, 2013 07:01 |  #33

With stationary objects/models in the centre of the frame gives you really sharp results.
I have got some out of focus shots as well, but at most of those pictures the subject is not in the middle of the frame. The 85L is nog that sharp in the corners!

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Nov 09, 2013 08:38 |  #34

This is from corner, left side cropped to make 4x3 out of 4x6. Late evening, ISO6400, f1.4, 1/125.

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Nov 10, 2013 10:38 |  #35

smorter wrote in post #16435145 (external link)
Web size is also very misleading, for example check this out:

Looks sharp:
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BUT is actually out of focus:
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My most results ends up like this, when i zoom into the face, its found out of focus. I am not ready to blame the lens and i think its because of the camera AF system, thinking seriously to upgrade to Mk III, maybe those top X-type focus points will help increase my keepers with this lens.

Rightly said, the large black squarish focus pt when covers the whole face, its upto the AF system to choose the area within and focus onto it. Here my family shot wide open, im still learning to use this lens


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Nov 10, 2013 10:43 |  #36

bobbyz wrote in post #16437040 (external link)
This is from corner, left side cropped to make 4x3 out of 4x6. Late evening, ISO6400, f1.4, 1/125.

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Is this from a sigma 85 1.4? here the focus seemed to lock the hair


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Nov 10, 2013 10:50 |  #37

^^ 85L. Haven't done any MA, just got the lens and first shot.:)


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Nov 10, 2013 11:10 |  #38

bobbyz wrote in post #16439573 (external link)
^^ 85L. Haven't done any MA, just got the lens and first shot.:)

remember I had to mess with this MA thing...thanks for ur help then. I am at +4 on 7D and +8 on Mk2 with this lens

Congrats for the new glass :)


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Nov 10, 2013 11:22 |  #39

turbolover wrote in post #16439616 (external link)
remember I had to mess with this MA thing...thanks for ur help then. I am at +4 on 7D and +8 on Mk2 with this lens

Congrats for the new glass :)

Thanks. Which MA method you used? I tried dot tune for my sigma 35mm f1.4 and it seemed to work fine. I have a model shoot today afternoon so would love to fix it before that if I can.


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Nov 10, 2013 11:33 |  #40

bobbyz wrote in post #16439643 (external link)
Thanks. Which MA method you used? I tried dot tune for my sigma 35mm f1.4 and it seemed to work fine. I have a model shoot today afternoon so would love to fix it before that if I can.

A must for the shoot as i received the lens on the day of an important wedding and had to use a guessing method to bring the focus right on the dot right during the event but was still not accurate. Later followed the instruction elaborated here:
http://ophrysphotograp​hy.co.uk …allensmicroadju​stment.htm (external link)

the focus adjust chart is here:
http://www.dphotojourn​al.com/focus-test-chart.pdf (external link)


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Nov 10, 2013 12:04 |  #41

Bonbridge wrote in post #16436887 (external link)
With stationary objects/models in the centre of the frame gives you really sharp results.
I have got some out of focus shots as well, but at most of those pictures the subject is not in the middle of the frame. The 85L is nog that sharp in the corners!

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I love the feeling this gives me as the viewer. Something that shooting test charts and brick walls can't evoke in the eye of the beholder.




  
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