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So..

This might be a newb question, but here goes. I've noticed the autofocus on my 50 f/1.4 is a bit soft thru the pentaprism, but if I use it in Live View, even without magnification it's usually somewhat sharper.

Is this normal? if it's not, is there a relatively easy way for me to isolate whether it's the lens or the body? (keeping in mind, I only have one body at the moment).
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There should be a slider to the right of the viewfinder. You've probably knocked that out. Use live view to AF and then switch it off, look through the VF and adjust the slider so that it looks right.

It's designed so that people with glasses can use the viewfinder without their glasses on.
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just look thru the viewfinder and keep moving the slider until it looks sharp. moved all the way in one direction should be no correction 20/20 to like iunoe maybe like +1.00 or +2.00. mines all the way to 20/20
 
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Quote:
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Dream Killer: Ouch, what happened? How's your shoulder now?
was going down a steep and technical mountain on a bike at about 35mph. mountain biking is an inherently dangerous activity.

i got my mri results back, rotator cuff is okay, so no surgery

what sucks balls is this happened right at the beginning of the season, i'm pretty much going to be off the mountain for 2011. i'm just gonna road bike it up the rest of the summer.

as for holding a camera, right now it's still awkward. i can't even hold a p&s because all shutter releases are on the right. i should be back on the SLR (and ear popping concerts) in about a month, though

ps, typing with just the left hand is as sucky as using t9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MistaBernie View Post
So..

This might be a newb question, but here goes. I've noticed the autofocus on my 50 f/1.4 is a bit soft thru the pentaprism, but if I use it in Live View, even without magnification it's usually somewhat sharper.

Is this normal? if it's not, is there a relatively easy way for me to isolate whether it's the lens or the body? (keeping in mind, I only have one body at the moment).
Ditto, you probably just accidentally adjusted the diopter. I did that once and thought I was going blind.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dream Killer View Post
was going down a steep and technical mountain on a bike at about 35mph. mountain biking is an inherently dangerous activity.

i got my mri results back, rotator cuff is okay, so no surgery

what sucks balls is this happened right at the beginning of the season, i'm pretty much going to be off the mountain for 2011. i'm just gonna road bike it up the rest of the summer.

as for holding a camera, right now it's still awkward. i can't even hold a p&s because all shutter releases are on the right. i should be back on the SLR (and ear popping concerts) in about a month, though

ps, typing with just the left hand is as sucky as using t9
Ah, get well soon buddy
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35 mph... I can see how you could have broken something. EVERYBODY WORSHIP DREAM KILLER HE IS THE BEST.
Edited by dudemanppl - 5/11/11 at 4:42pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dudemanppl View Post
35 mph... I can see how you could have broken something. Its so annoying not having my 5DII. Its fun to hit it though.
Hey hey hey, this is Dream Killer appreciation time, not dudemanppl. Be patient
post #12759 of 29551
I'm not talking about the view through the pentaprism itself - what I mean is images taken via regular AF vs Live Mode AF. The actual images are out of focus in comparison. I'll try to post them up tomorrow of regular AF vs Live View AF (posting from bed) unless a diopter adjustment messes with AF..
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Perhaps an AF issue?
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