Need suggestions on use of 77mm Limited with K-x

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Elizabeth Klisiewicz
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Need suggestions on use of 77mm Limited with K-x
Nov 2, 2011

Greetings, I just picked up the 77mm Ltd last week after reading so many glowing reviews. It seems I cannot seem to get the knack for sharp photos with this lens. I have seen razor sharp photos, but I am not getting many. Granted, I have been shooting in low light for the past few days, but even photos outside in good light were not as sharp as I thought they would be.

I am setting the aperture to f/5.6 mostly, since that is usually the sweet spot for most lenses. I have been using either ISO 400 or ISO 800. My shots are all handheld so far.

I read the documentation and it said the closest focal length for sharpness is .7m, which is a bit over 2 feet away. Even at a distance, I am still getting softness where I don't want it.

I have not messed with the aperture ring. It is set on whatever the factory default is.

So please share your tips for using this lens, because I like its sturdy construction and light weight, and I like the 77mm range.

Thank you.
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