Nifty 50, 50 1.8 II - soft at 1.8

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Nifty 50, 50 1.8 II - soft at 1.8

Hi. I 've had this lens for 6 years or so but have not used it much. I have recently noticed that it is very soft focused at 1.8 but does sharpen nicely further stopped down. Is this inherent for this lens? I tried it today on both my 6D and 7D with identical settings, 1.8 and then 5.6.The 5.6 was substantially sharper on both bodies even with substantially increased ISO for the 5.6 settings. Is this just the way this lens is? If so, am I better off with the 1.4 - is that sharper wide opened?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

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