Lens sharpnes help!

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  1. Hardrock

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    I think my 50mm 1.4 Canon lens is either not focusing spot on or Im doing something wrong. Is there some kind of test I can do at home check the lens focus. An example is of my little girl sometimes the eyes aren't quite sharp and sometimes her checks look real soft. Im at work so when I get home I will post what Im talking about. Oh and the f-stop is around 6 so its not like Im shooting wide open. Any ideas?
     
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    well i know on the nikon systems you can "fine tune" focus in the menus. I don't know if this is the same for canon though. I would assume it is, but you know what happenes when we assume. someone will run along herre and let ya know whats up.
     
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    Has it worked well in the past and this is a new issue? Or is it a brand new lens?
     
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    What method of focusing are you using?
    At f/6, what shutter speed and ISO?
    Is it just camera "shake"?
    Post some pics with EXIF info...
     
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    That part sounds more like a shallow DOF, are you shooting at f1.4?
     
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    No....
     
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    I totally forgot that the BCS Championship was last night! I will post some shots tonight when I get home. Im not shooting wide open(Ive already experienced those issues with DOF) and the lens is not new. The lens is about 7months old, I originaly thought it was just an issue with my Rebel XT but I just got a 50d and appears to be doing the same thing.
     
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    you need glasses
    or
    TRIPOD.
    more light (not aimed in her eyes directly) and faster a shutter speed... if you want lol

    and if you use it a lot it gets worn you know?
    idk few hints
     
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    Thanks I'll give it a try.
     
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    give us an example already
     
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    I know , I'm at work I will tonight.
     

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