Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4 lens not so hot.

Started May 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
MiraShootsNikon
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Re: You have a great copy.
In reply to ken6217, May 23, 2013

ken6217 wrote:

MiraShootsNikon wrote:

You could be right, or maybe I got a bad copy.

It's pretty hard to EFF up 1/2000 of a second. And why is it clear at other aperatures?

Ken

But I'll answer: it's "clear at other apertures" because you have more depth of field and you therefore don't need to be as precise with your focusing.   If your depth of field is 5 inches, the camera can pick a focal plane anywhere within the five inches and your shot will look sharp.   If your depth of field is 5/8 inch, the camera--and your technique--has less room for error.

mira

I appreciate the comments. As I mentioned at the beginning, I am not a pro and this is my first prime in years. This probably is where the issue could be. If the lens is not a bad copy. LOL.

Ken

It's definitely a "bad copy," Ken.  Send that sucker back and try another one.  Best of three maybe?

mira

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