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Why I don't shoot film (I.)
As I promised myself, I am shooting primarily the 85mm and 35mm for the month of September. Unfortunately, I had to return the 35mm and won't get its replacement until later this week. So today I have been using the 85 1.4 AI-s.
In the following shot (heavily fooled around with by me in PSCC) I am about 10 feet form the object, shooting at f4 so I could have some isolation. I put my little square in the D800 viewfinder right over the center of the plant in the pot, thought rock-steady thoughts, and gently squeezed the shutter. The first photo is what I got.
But wait! The center is out of focus! How could that be, ladies and gentleman? Look at the second photo, a crop of the first. Somehow, even from 10 feet away, something in that little square decided to see right through the foliage in the center and focus on what was behind it, just an inch away!
There is no way I could have discerned this, and nothing I could have done about it, short of shooting at f11.
Good thing I can just toss this, and not have spent film costs! This happens a lot, and with many of my lenses, so it is not a back focusing issue. I think.
D800 85mm 1.8 AI-s
D800 85mm 1.8 AI-s (crop)