anyone else using 50mm f1.4 Sony on their A700- help! 4 images

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Ron Co
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anyone else using 50mm f1.4 Sony on their A700- help! 4 images
Jun 24, 2009

I decided I would bust out and buy a new lens -first in 18 months- the 70-400 anf 35mm f1.4G lenses were first choice - until i saw their Australian prices approx $3100 and $3300 RRP cf USA prices of approx $1600 and $1400 - and yes the difference is the opposite way around here the 35mm lens is dearer here and cheaper in USA???

OK realising I am both a pauper and mean I compromised and went for the f1.4 lens - still set me back $700 Aus cf about $330US but I gave up - I wanted a soft focus lens i could use for portraits wide open and also in low light and , hopefully not have to use high ISO all the time as I currently do

Went for a walk around the pond this morning -hundreds of beautiful glistening cobwebs so I set forth with delight getting nice romantic soft focus photos - or so I thought -- I knew the f1.4 would be very tricky so I also did some comparative shots at f8 --

what a shock when I opened them up on the computer - I'll attach images - it is totally missing the focus point -spot focus , centre ,

anyone else using this lens - I think it is front focussing? Other test shots of the ever patient wife would suggest this but they are not for display here

full frame at f8

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full frame at f1.4

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anyone?

Ron
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