Backfocus problems need to be fixed by Nikon?

Started Sep 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Reilly Diefenbach
Reilly Diefenbach Veteran Member • Posts: 9,960
Re: 35mm/F1.8 lens is bad?

It seems to me that everyone who gets this lens runs out and shoots everything in sight at 1.8, searching for instant photgraphic meaningfullness at the cost of a thoroughly difficult task beyond the brief of a consumer camera of focusing on the eye or other intended target with a depth of field of a few centimeters. Forgetting the twin facts that it takes years of practice and better equipment to get consistently good at this, and that wafer-thin DOF is a dreadful cliche by now. The fact that this lens is pretty sharp wide open but can only hit focus 2 out of 3 times at best doesn't help the newbies at all. The best I could advise with that lens at that setting is the Ray Soares nostrum of keep tapping that focus button and take enough shots that there will be keepers in the batch.

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