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135mm DC...How sharp should it be @ f2.0?

HFong

Rochester, US
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HFong Registered since 03rd Jan 2006
Thu 07-Mar-13 09:39 PM

Just received my 2nd copy of the lens; returned the first because it was not the "tack sharp" @ large aperture that so many people rave about. Enclosed is SOC photo...the eyes and eye lashes are still "soft". I've heard that there is inconsistency in sharpness of copies out there. What is your experience and advice...should I try another copy, or is this about as sharp as it gets for this lens? Of course, it gets sharper @ smaller apertures. Thanks for any advice; I love what this lens does, but I'm used to the sharpness of my 50mm 1.8 when fully open.

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