Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop now

Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.
Showing 1-1 of 1 questions
Sort:
  • 0
    vote

    votes
Answer:
there appears to be some variation with individual copies of this lens ,and you will find some owners who find the same as you, personally I found it good @ 70mm , and at 2.8 sharp in the centre , but very soft at the edges ,making it a super potrait lens , but all lenses are softer wide open as i am sure you are aware… see more there appears to be some variation with individual copies of this lens ,and you will find some owners who find the same as you, personally I found it good @ 70mm , and at 2.8 sharp in the centre , but very soft at the edges ,making it a super potrait lens , but all lenses are softer wide open as i am sure you are aware . it may depend a little on what camera you are using , maybe fine tuning the AF ,if you have that ability can improve the focus at 70mm/2.8 , but that may in turn then give slighlty softer images at other focal lengths . I have both versions of this lens and I love the colours it delivers (very 1960s) i think you will be far more annoyed at the flare that can be harsh, and the CA's but those are known charecteristics of this lens and most who love the lens (myself included)learn to live with the limitations ,and revel in the wonderful images it delivers when we get it right , I also have the 28-70 2.8D and feel that its better and more consistent throughout its entire range. though the different lens coating formula gives warmer less "dated" colours. enjoy your lens ,and remember, sharpness is not everything , some of the finest and most artistic photos ever taken (including recent ones) are nowhere near as sharp as one would like, but are still superb photos. see less
By Graham Berry on 07 March 2015
  • Previous
  • 1
  • Next