85mm f/1.8G spectacular....at front focusing

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85mm f/1.8G spectacular....at front focusing

This lens gets lot of good reviews, so maybe I just got a bad one, but sheesh! I just got it the other day, and took it for a spin at the zoo today. I did manage to get a few good shots, but like 75% of them missed focus. Most appeared to suffer from front focus.

I've been using my 90mm f/2.8 macro for indoor things, but wanted to try a faster lens. Well, no dice. The 85mm has a somewhat long min. focus distance, lots of chromatic aberrations and worst of all, the focus was off. Is it a coincidence that it's made in China? I don't know, but my copy was trash.

Just one example (center focus point was on the eye):

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