05-02-2015 10:06 AM
05-02-2015 10:28 AM
05-02-2015 11:14 AM
I always choose the focus point. Never do I let the camera choose. The 50 is the absolute worst about this issue. I can focus on one eye and when I get the image up on my screen it shows the other eye in focus. Drives me crazy. This micro adjustment thing just totally confuses me.
I will definitely have to look into this cps thing!
05-02-2015 11:21 AM
"I do turn my monitor to full brightness ..."
You have to turn this down. It is part of the problem. You need to do the adjustments correctly.
And you have to do the sturdy tripod test like I did with the big Tamron. That is the only way to know. Is it you missing focus or is it your gear.
Although there is some latitude with the hyper focus distance, there is only one pin point focus spot. Considering the hyper focus of a 50mm set to f2.8 lens at say 5 feet, that distance will be in inches. Like one to one and a half in front and maybe 3 or 4 behind (approx). As you approch the outside limits of the hyper focus area it gets worse and worse, or more OOF.
The 50mm at f1.2 will have a hyper focus of even less. Maybe1 1/2 inches total (approx), in front and back. Pretty small.
If you did decide to get that big 85mm at f1.2 you will be talking less than 3/4 inch total HFD.
Do the test and trun down the monitor.