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My DA* 16-50 is driving me insane!!!

Started Apr 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
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My DA* 16-50 is driving me insane!!!
Apr 25, 2014

I had gotten it as a gift over Christmas. It was DOA. My friend who brought it for me (I live in Trinidad in the Caribbean) took it back and got it repaired and then shipped it back to me (at great expense).
Now that I have it, I find that it gives me problems to focus. It seems to stick when I try to focus at the horizon. Sometimes it will give trouble at something closer.
So that I have to give it nudge at infinity to focus at the far horizon. Then if I try to focus on something say 15 feet away I will give me trouble and I'd have to nudge it again.
I wonder if I am just not accustomed to using it or something. I am accustomed to shooting from 50mm up to 250mm (50-135 and 60-250 my most used lens). Any special technique for focusing wide angle lens? I've used the kit with no problem.

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