Ok, so I currently shoot with a canon Rebel which of course has a 1.6x crop factor. My primary lens is Canon's mid-level 50mm f/1.4. I love this lens for close up portraits and can get a very sharp focus even at a low f-stop.
I am having a lot of trouble however getting crisp images, say of an entire family, even with a higher f-stop, say f/5.6 from any farther than 15 feet. It's not just focusing on the wrong area- the area it does focus on is correct, but the in focus area is VERY grainy every time- just not sharp. (even at a low ISO in plenty of available light)
I am wanting to upgrade to a Canon 6D but if I do then the only lens I have right now that would be compatible with it is my 50mm and I don't want to be stuck in the situation where I have a nice camera but need to get another lens for decent shots.
I just recently noticed on the top of the lens in front of the manual focus ring there is a little window with the distances of the focus reach and it only goes up to 10 feet. So is a Canon 50mm f/1.4 not meant to focus past 10 feet?