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Nikon 50mm 1.4 Issue
Eric Sucar, Photographer
Central Jersey | NJ | USA | Posted: 10:42 AM on 12.07.12
->> My all-time favorite lens (Nikon 50mm 1.4) has suddenly started producing soft 'motion blurry' type images. I posted a few photos of what they look like here: http://www.sportsshooter.com/eas/nikon50mm

Literally, one day it was working perfectly fine and the next day it started to suck. Though occasionally I will get a tack sharp image. I haven't dropped it or injured it in any way. The softness isn't caused by a slow shutter speed nor is it a camera issue (I've tried it on three different bodies with the same result). My only guess is that it might be a moisture issue internally…?

Has this happened to anyone else? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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George Bridges, Photographer, Photo Editor
Washington | DC | USA | Posted: 11:09 AM on 12.07.12
->> Could be moisture or an internal element is a little out of line causing the focus effect.
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Israel Shirk, Photographer, Assistant
Boise | ID | US | Posted: 12:32 PM on 12.07.12
->> Probably a screw holding an element in place came loose and now the element is off-axis by a few degrees. Congratulations, you have a tilt-shift!
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Brian Blanco, Photographer
Tampa / Sarasota | FL | USA | Posted: 3:52 PM on 12.07.12
->> Sell the lens to a hipster... they'll be featured in PDN within the next two issues.
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Eric Canha, Photographer
Brockton | MA | United States | Posted: 4:10 PM on 12.07.12
->> Either an element is out of alignment or the mount is bent.
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Eric Sucar, Photographer
Central Jersey | NJ | USA | Posted: 7:40 PM on 12.09.12
->> Thanks guys!
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