XF 56mm ???

Started Mar 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: XF 56mm ???
In reply to Mikess1, Mar 18, 2014

Take a long look at the faucet image you have posted. Really look at it. If you were a lens, what would YOU see as the area to focus on? Pretty difficult, right? The faucet spout "blends in" with the handles behind it - it almost looks like it's on the same exact plane, and it doesn't stand out as the "thing to focus on". There's simply no detail or contrast for the lens to lock onto! The handles have more defined edges and contrast, so the lens focuses on that area 1st, just as your eye would. Same problem with the other photo in your 1st post.

I was also having some minor issues focusing on very small, specific items in front of busy backgrounds with the 56, and I found that making the green box smaller really helps. At f/1.2, it is a very exotic lens, and it needs to be used correctly. Practice will help as well!

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