tokina 28-80mm 2.8 soft images

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  1. chris21908

    chris21908 TPF Noob!

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    just bought a tokina 28-80mm 2.8 and the photos come out very very soft at f.2.8. i first took a picture of my wooden incense holder at 2.8, then another at f.8 and its a huge difference! Is this something i have to live with or can tokina fix this?


    this is at 2.8
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    this is at f.8
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    Mine is not nearly so soft.

    How close are you focusing? Step back a foot or three and try it.

    Have you tried manually focusing?

    Have you checked the rear element to make sure it's clean?
     
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    Is that how it looks in your viewfinder before snapping the shot?
     
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    the f/8 image is soft on the left leading me to think you are too close too. I agree w/ Mike E that you should check your close focusing distance and/or back up and reshoot. Use a tripod as well. What were your shutter speeds? Did you get autofocus confirmation?


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    I did make sure it is clean. if i remember correctly i was shooting no slower than 1/250. i did get an autofocus confirmation. i actually have the lens for sale right now so hopefully it will sell.
     
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    Macro wide open, on a zoom lens designed for neither is a problem waiting to be discovered.

    Even my tac sharp Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 looks like that top picture at 200mm and 3m from my subject. When taking shots like that having a close range corrected lens is almost a must.
     

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