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Are ALL manual focus primes soft on XTrans cameras?

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Questions thread
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Re: Are ALL manual focus primes soft on XTrans cameras?
In reply to mistermejia, Mar 14, 2014

About the only thing a bad adapter can do is cause a very slight 'tilt' effect on the focus, sort of like a tilt/shift lens. And I mean slight. The shot will still be in focus, somewhere. An adapter cannot make the in-focus areas softer. It's just a tube.

I suspect the problem you are having is with manual focus technique. That technique is going to be different from camera-to-camera. The manual focus technique for a Nikon D7000 will be quite different than for a Fuji X mirrorless camera. I suspect your Rokinon 85mm shots aren't really softer on your Fuji as compared to your Nikon; I suspect they're simply not focused on the right spot.

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