Pentax 16-50mm f2.8 woes

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Tatouzou Senior Member • Posts: 1,421
Re: Pentax 16-50mm f2.8 woes

Phil_Rose wrote:

Thanks for this but a) I have NEVER had this problem with my f2.4 35mm or 1.8 50mm or 2.8 100mm and b) it happens 60% of the time on any particular shoot. So micro adjusting doesn't help. It is worse on human faces and foliage and better on cats and high contrast lettering. So I'm afraid that doesn't help. I hate that I can't trust a more expensive lens at 2.8 when that shallow depth of field is exactly why I bought it. I am using the same bodies (K3 and k3ii) I have used for years and, as I say, they are pin sharp despite being the cheaper range of lenses. I guess I will have to keep changing to prime lenses when I want accurate focus which seems nuts on what is a $900 (approx) lens new.

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I like turtles.

Looks like your lens has some issue and needs servicing.

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