Sony 24mm GM lens and focus breathing

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Rob J
Rob J Contributing Member • Posts: 633
Sony 24mm GM lens and focus breathing

I'm trying out a Sony 24mm GM lens and while I like the images I'm getting from it, I think it has some pretty significant focus breathing. At least, I think that's what it is. I'm not sure I fully understand what focus breathing is but when I look through the viewfinder, the view pulsates in and out like the lens is having a hard time finding focus. Even without a half press on the shutter button, it does this.

It WILL settle on focus, but the jittery nature drives me a little bit crazy. Is this just something to learn to live with or does this sound like there a flaw in the lens? I have a short period to decide if I want to keep this lens.

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