not so nifty-fifty

Started Aug 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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davidgp
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not so nifty-fifty
Aug 15, 2012

Based on the feedback from my prior post
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1029&thread=42166696
I went ahead and purchased the nifty-fifty.

I am very happy with it EXCEPT for the really poor focus. Live View focus works great, but the normal non-live-view mode almost always front-focuses. Here are some examples.

Out of 14 shots, 5 were in focus and 9 out. The same 14 shots using live view resulted in 12 in focus and 2 out of focus.

Any thoughts?

Looks like I'll exchange it for another copy.

I do like the 50mm length, the colors, the low-light shooting ability, and the narrow depth-of-field. Looking forward to a better copy.

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Canon EOS 550D Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM
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