« on: January 31, 2015, 08:57:35 AM »
Looking at PPA's "Plus" coverage, seems a max of $5,000 per item.
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I don't have an issue doing afma on the canon lenses. If they are off its usually consistent and easily correctable. Its the sigmas that deserve the stigma! The amount of fiddling it takes to get a sigma zoom lens right is ridiculous. I'm camera afma probably won't work so you have to use the dock to do 4 focal length x 4 subject distance corrections. Figure 4 hours and at least a hundred trips up and down the stairs. I just can't believe they can't do a better job at the factory. Once you adjust it with the dock it may need afma on certain bodies which I can understand due to camera lens mount tolerances and such but that initial work you have to do with the dock is like starting from scratch to get the lens where it should have been to begin with.
There, I feel better now.
Congrats on your purchase! And now, be prepared for a lot of frustration (at least initially)
The 50L isn't built by Canon with sharpness and action in mind. Getting a good sharp shot of a young child running amok (like mine do) will likely have low keeper rates.
Focus shift is a necessary evil for 50mm lenses and the 50L is particularly troublesome. There is no surefire way to avoid it but after using the lens for a while, you could possibly predict where and how much the focus would shift but it's likely to be hit and miss.
Personally, the best solution for me has been to throw the camera in AF-Servo and take multiple shots with the 5DIII. In the alternate, the best solution is to use contrast AF in live-view whenever possible.
Enjoy the lens.
Also, I have several razor sharp lenses. If I could have only one lens, it would have to be sharp. But as my photography progresses, I see the beauty in light and form, radiance and color, as also being valid and pleasing.
Excellent! I've experienced this as well and consider that pixel level sharpness is overrated.
Does anyone know if there is a firmware-type hack for the 60D to alow AFMA? I really wish canon didnt dumb down the 60D