Hello all, been here for a while looking but first post so please be gentle!!
bought a 100-400 and after a very, very long wait it arrived late last week, absolutely love it and insanely sharp but I was wondering if anyone else has noticed the out of focus areas of pics being, hmm, I don’t know how to describe it other than off putting? An example is attached. The focus point was on my sons head which is amazingly sharp but looking at the bush behind him it just looks odd? is this just me or is this a thing? I could be going slightly mad! I find that anything longer and this affect is amplified, not got an example at the moment but will try and post later. Thanks
I'm not sure I understand the problem, so it's hard to troubleshoot. You admit the kid's head was your point of focus and that it looks sharp.
I have to ask why you took this picture. What is the story you wanted to tell? There is no clear subject identified.
You can crop or use focus to lead the viewer's attention in the direction you want to go.
If it was to be a picture of two people walking a dog, then why is the person on the right pointing backwards.
I wouldn't consider this an optical illusion, just a confusing photograph. We've all had our share.
Glad you're happy with this lens. I've had mine since it was released. I'm very pleased at what it can do SOOC.