SD1M - Lens problems

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Jaelkay
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SD1M - Lens problems
Apr 20, 2012

Folks - I'm having trouble trying to find a lens which works properly with the SD1M

So far I've tried:
18-50mm f2.8 EX Macro - Soft borders and edges - Misses focus occasionally
17-70mm OS HSM - Very soft edges and also misses focus
18-200mm OS - Total rubbish

50-150mm EX HSM - Not too bad but occasionall throws an image at least 2 stops overexposed and also misses focus
400mm f4.5 HSM - not bad but not the type of lens I need for an everyday lens

Tried a friends 50mm f1.4 and it was awful. Why do they sell that horrible thing?

I got talked out of the 17-50mm EX f2.8 OS HSM so will the 30mm f1.4 HSM be worth a shot?

I'm getting very frustrated with this thing. I've never had to do so much work to get an acceptable image out of any camera I've ever owned.

Here is the closest I've got to a keeper to date. It's still pretty crap with blown highlights everywhere.

Sigma SD1
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