My trusty HR32 just developed a huge problem with image quality and I can't quite figure it out. I'm looking for a few suggestions as I have three week trip to Italy in about 10 days.
The lens worked fine on my last trip which was in January.I had the opportunity to go to the Phase IQ event in Miami and was just getting around to looking at some images and every image has serious focus problems in all but the exact center of the image. By the edge of the frame it is seriously bad.
I did some test shots this evening, no wind, focused at infinity and no shift or tilt. Here is a left, center, and right 100% crop from the HR32 f/5.6 at infinity. No shift or tilt, no wind, ISO 50.
Center - not bad.
Even stopped down to f/16 it is still unusable:
Here is a left center and right from the HR23 at f/5.6 at infinity which you would expect to be softer than the HR32.