Nikon 50mm 1.2 issue
I recently picked up a 50mm 1.2 for my Nikon F2 w/ DE-1, and I'm not quite sure what's going on. A majority of the shots are coming out severely misfocused, which initially led me to think the lens might be miscalibrated, as I'd been shooting a 50mm 1.4 on the body consistently. I stuck the lens on several DSLRs and the focusing came out surprisingly fine for the inferior focus screens. Thought it might be focus shift, but DSLR testing showed it to be negligible. I'm working under the assumption that my mirror alignment on the F2 isn't too off, as the multiple other fast lenses should've raised some flags. Tried using another K-type screen as well.
Any other factors that might be involved? Perhaps just sample variation incompatibility between the two?
Some examples, just screenshot snippets, but you get the idea of how significantly off the focus is (before anyone asks, I wasn't shooting film professionally )
Last edited by asamimasa; 09-15-2013 at 05:35 AM. Click to view previous post history.