This is a very special lens.

Started May 5, 2013 | User reviews thread
JeffAHayes Senior Member • Posts: 1,968
Re: This is a very special lens.

ozdean wrote:

Jeff it is a macro lens with a long focus throw for pin point accuracy so hunting is inevitable unless you have a focus limiter but then that may affect WR. There is not too many wr macros out there.

I hope the do this with the DFA 50!

Thanks for the explanation on that, Dean.

The odd thing to me is that even when I'm focusing with the EVF, I'll sometimes have a really sharp focus, and move to change my point of focus by just a TINY BIT, and it will hunt like crazy again just to change that focal point by a very minor amount.

I guess I should follow Steeve's advice and try doing the manual focus, then seeing if I can get AF to lock on again. At any rate, when I do get the AF to lock on, it's GREAT. All the same, I've NEVER seen any AF lens that's as NOISY as this one is. Were I attempting to shoot macros of some small critter that's easily spooked, the AF would certainly scare it off unless it's stone cold deaf! Thankfully, the sound doesn't seem to bother most insects, or my tadpoles.


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