So, I got a big fancy Rebel XT and a couple fancy lenses (Canon 50mm f/1.8 and a Tamron 70-300mm LD Macro) and much to my dismay, focusing is really hard. How the heck do I get something in perfect focus when the whole focus range is covered in a 45 degree turn of a tiny and not particularly steady ring?
I feel your pain. My KM 5d is my first dSLR (SLR in general really) and my Nikon 5400 made it so easy to focus that I got spoiled. Now I think something looks great through the viewfinder but when I get home I see the focus is on the wrong thing or it isn’t tack sharp.
There are so many little adjustments that make such a difference. 😕
I’m just commiserating really. I have to assume the longer we play with our cameras the better we’ll get. Right?
mofo I feel your pain. I’ve got a Digital EOS and just got a Canon 75-300mm. The auto focus rarely focuses on what I want it to. That’s the good thing about digital, you can take a lot of shots without it costing more. Wow, I just did the math and I have taken 447 shots since I got the new lens on April 11. You are a good farktographer so I think you will pick up mastering the focus in no time.