Are ALL manual focus primes soft on XTrans cameras?

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Questions thread
OP mistermejia Veteran Member • Posts: 3,340
Re: I think you've misunderstood me

nick_webster wrote:

What I meant was that have you checked the softness is due to the lens or adapter by eliminating any possible errors such as mis-focussing or camera shake ?

Cameras with higher MP sensors are more prone to showing up small camera shake than ones like the S5 with only 6MP.

Also I found using the focus peaking that it wasn't good enough for really critical focus, and with a lens with such a shallow DOF as the 85 wide open then you might want to check that by using the 10x magnification with peaking turned off.


EDIT the Rokinon is a modern lens and shouldn't have the same issues as the old lenses I was talking about

That's exactly my point, yet it looks like crap on the XE1 (thru an adapter)

If you think it is the adapter why not try to get an exchange for another one ?

I could, but based on what others here have said, they ALL look very very soft

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