I've had my new lens for a few weeks now (Canon 50mm f/1.4) and taken quite a few shots so far, so I'm starting to get a feel for it, but I'm beginning to wonder, do shots at 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0, 2.2, 2.5, and 2.8 just not come out sharp at all? I've heard that shots are soft wide open to a few stops down with this lens, but I'm beginning to wonder if this is the best it can do or if something is wrong with the lens, or is it partly that my camera kind of sucks? I just can't seem to get as sharp of shots as I would think I should get with this lens. Here's one at: f/1.4 SS: 1/60 ISO: 200 As you can see, the eyes are fairly sharp, but not "crisp". Here, I bumped up the ISO to 400 so I could increase the SS, and the sharpness is still about the same: f/1.4 SS: 1/160 ISO: 400 Now, I bumped up the ISO to 800 and decreased the shutter speed so I could stop my aperture down by 2: f/2.8 SS: 1/100 ISO: 800 As you can see, even though I stopped down the aperture by 2, I'm still getting roughly the same sharpness on the eyes, even at 1/100! I think one reason is the high ISO. 800 is just not good on my 300D, and I think I lose detail and sharpness at higher ISOs. But is this the main reason I'm not getting that "crisp" focus? I really thought I was going to be more impressed with this lens as compared to my kit lens. Any advice much appreciated! P.S. Sorry for the booger shot on #2 - I cloned it out and re-uploaded to photobucket, but for some reason it must have cached the original because I can't get it out of there. Oh well, it's a baby, right!