Last fall I purchased a Canon 135 mm lens and I have to admit that I had not really used it very much. I found it a little soft with regard to focus and wasn’t sure if it was user error or my lens. I decided to take it out and give it another try and was actually able to convince my daughter to be my subject. 🙂 We went to our local park and I had a great time capturing these images of her.
Overall, I really like the lens but I still find it hit or miss regarding focus. For close up shots, I was able to get crisp images but when I tried to do more full length photos, I really struggled to get super sharp images. This lens gets really great reviews and is supposed to be one of the sharper lenses in the Canon series, but I can’t say that I am getting the results I’d like.
With the help of a friend, I tried doing an AF micro-adjustment which basically allows you to fix front or back focusing images (meaning if the lens tends to focus in front of your subject or behind your subject despite your efforts). In my case, it seemed the lens was focusing in front of her. Here is a tutorial to give you more info on how to do a micro adjustment in case you are interested. I found that I had to make an adjustment of +7 in order to get sharper images and I’m still not sure I have it exactly where I want it. To the casual observer, I don’t think you’d notice the soft focus but when you zoom in it still is there. My next step is to call Canon support and see what they recommend. I’ll keep you posted. 🙂
Anyway, here are my photos for this month’s 10 on 10 blog circle. When you are done checking out my images please click through to see the beautiful photos from the very talented Bonnie.