A&P Question: 50mm 1.4 too soft?

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  1. Mannaze

    Mannaze New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I don't post here much, but I do have a question that I think the A&P crew can answer.

    I picked up a Nikon 50mm 1.4 AF lens about 2 months ago and notice that it's remarkably softer than my 50mm 1.8. I know that this is one of the drawbacks to a big aperture like this, but my concern is that I picked up a bad copy of the lens.

    Here's an example:

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    It looks like her face is very soft, and so are his hands.... and its bothering me.

    No real post work, lightroom does bump up the brightness for some reason, so i cranked it down.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks
     
  2. SkiMax

    SkiMax OT Supporter

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    what stop were you shooting at???
     
  3. Mannaze

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  4. SkiMax

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    if you're shooting that wide, I wouldnt expect very many things to be in focus... that is such a shallow DOF
     
  5. Mannaze

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    I thought the same thing, but to me it doesn't look as out of focus as it does soft.
     
  6. Chicle

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    :werd: the women's face is the in focus point
     
  7. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    looks fine, you're just tarded
     
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    this
     
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    looks fine to me
     
  10. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Yeah looks fine to me. Love my 50 1.4

    Cool shot too actually. haha
     
  11. Mannaze

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    Thing about shooting wide open is that your DOF is very thin.
    Any subject moment and your focus point can easily get OOF.
     
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    looks good to me. wish my 50 1.4 was as sharp. Nice pics on the site :cool:
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    its working correctly... n00b. lol jk :kiss:
     
  15. Mannaze

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    Thanks man, got your photoblog on my fave list. ;)
     
  16. Mannaze

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    JUST ASKING HERE
     
  17. Bowzyr

    Bowzyr sup bro

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    I think it looks nice.. shooting overly sharp can look funny with people anyway.

    Shooting at 1.4, you will be hard pressed to get everything completely sharp unless you are pretty far back from the subject.
     
  18. dmora

    dmora Guest

    SHoot at F8-F16. Problem solved.
     
  19. Mannaze

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    Lol - would defeat the reason I got the 1.4.
     
  20. Wobistdu

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    no shit. i shoot iso 3200 f/32 all the time. anti-out of focus
     
  21. Mannaze

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    Couple shots from the session - I finally got to sit down and get through it.

    1. Family Opener
    [​IMG]

    2. Where's Dad?
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    3. Can't Commit
    [​IMG]

    4. NWS?[​IMG]

    5. Still needs a crop
    [​IMG]
     
  22. SonicYan

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    Wow, you've got some pretty good work there.
     
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    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    that mom is so hot
     
  24. Mannaze

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    Any explicit reason other than to avoid be out of focus
     
  25. Mannaze

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    Thanks dude, trying to get it down.
     

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