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I have heard some people say it does, but I haven't noticed it. The thing is, the lens can easily be stop-down focused from f1.2 to f3.5 (with a 5D and Ee-S screen), so focus shift does not enter the equation, because shift is only a problem if the lens is focused wide open and then stopped down. If focused wide open and then stopped down to f5.6 or beyond, the extra DOF would tend to reduce the shift effect anyway.
So the answer is, maybe the lens does have focus shift if used as intended (on a Minolta body) but...Show more →
I agree basically, but would like to adjust minor details:
The answer is not maybe but definitely. When trying it out I found way more focus shift in the Rokkor 58/1.2 than in the EF50/1.2L for example.
If the lens can be easily focused stopped down or not will depend on the available light. Generally one would use this lens at the largest aperture openings available of course. I had no problems with the focus shift in practise unless I stopped down after focusing.
I sold my copy pretty quickly; I loved the crispiness wide open, I disliked the focus shift and the bright rings around OOF background highlights. These are personal preferences only, YMMW as we say.