Tack sharp focus on subjects eyes....

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scokill Veteran Member • Posts: 6,615
Re: Tack sharp focus on subjects eyes....

chester0711 wrote:

This is an odd one, as I feel after years of shooting, I should be better. I am struggling to get tack sharp focus on the subjects eyes when I open the aperture nice and wide. Am I expecting the impossible with a 1.8 or 2 aperture?
Some lenses produce better results for then others. For instance with my 50mm (nikon D1.8) I can nail the focus most of the time. With my 85mm (G1.8) I struggle mightly....to the point where I just can seem to hone it in and I get soft eyes....
Anyone have tricks or thoughts on what you are doing to get those eyes into sharp focus?

Could be that the 85 1.8 needs some AF fine tune adjustment.  Could be an issue with the lens also.  Have you tested AF on a flat plane at the same distance of your portraits? Are these photos sharp?

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