Don't trust my 85mm 1.8 and 50mm 1.4 primes...

Started Oct 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
AOKH Senior Member • Posts: 2,675
Re: Better in good light?

zalle wrote:

Nope, not really. I just went to my window, 5D + 50mm 1.4 in hand and used 1/1600, F1.4 and pointed at a lamp in the street (it's daylight now) and the picture was out of focus. I took 2 more and one was in focus. Am I asking too much of the 1.4? If I use live view and manual focus the pics are great every time, but I can't do that frequently.

I haven't used the 50 f/1.4 in a few years. However, when I did (on an older 20D body), AF wide open was also inconsistent. I think that is quite normal with this lens. Not sure it was quite as bad as I get the feeling yours is, though. My limited experience with the 85 f/1.8 had been much better.

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Regards. Anders

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