I'm trying out my new prime (85mm) and was wondering what am I doing wrong here:
The settings are:
Exposure: 1/1250 secs
Focal Length: 85mm
Shooting method: handheld
Lighting: outdoor and excellent
I set my shutter speed to something fast so that it won't pick up camera shake.
I believe my focusing is accurate looking through the viewfinder but in quite a few of my photos they don't look focused either. I've tried using liveview before and the picture came out good so it may not be backfocusing. The 15-85mm lens that I use has no problem though that's using auto-focusing.
Just wondering is it the aperture that's way too low (1.4) in a very bright environment, am I too close, are manual lenses really that sensitive to movement or is there really backfocusing?
The second shot seems to have some CA?
Here's a better attempt though the petals on the main subject still looks too bright:
I'm still new to shooting manual lenses by hand, any suggestions are welcomed thanks!