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12-07-2009, 08:15 PM   #1
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DA* 55 mm

I just finished shooting my first session with my DA* 55 mm 1.4 and all of the pictures are out of focus. When I took them they looked clear. What could be wrong?

12-07-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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What aperture were you using? with such a fast aperture, if you are shooting F2 or below the depth of field would be razor thin - likely resulting in mis-focused areas that you would not notice while looking through the viewfinder.
12-07-2009, 09:24 PM   #3
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If you're using a K7, you can use live view and zoom in to hone in on your focusing.
12-08-2009, 06:18 AM   #4
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Things that look clear on the review screen are not necessarily in focus. Fast lenses require very careful dialing in.

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Can you post a photo or two to show? My personal experience is that photos aren't out of focus, the camera just chose the wrong thing to focus on and at really wide apertures that can be a problem. I assume you are auto focusing. If not, you probably need a Katz eye or equivalent focus aid. The factory focus screen makes a lot more look like it is in focus than really is.
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also may want to check your diopter and make sure its correctly set.

Once my diopter was set, my DA*55 became my 'boom stick'.
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You are shooting with manual focus or autofocus?
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