The camera is on a tripod.
The lens is wide open F/2.8, at 11 mm. I manually focused on the T on the box using liveview for the "manual" shot.
Then I manually focused the lens to infinity and let the camera refocus using the center cross point, centered on the T. I also did a shot manually focusing to shortest distance and let the AF focus again; the result was identical to the previous one(still off).
I called the shop, they're willing to give me my money back, but they're out of stock. Basically I can't get a replacement any time soon (no competitors either).
So I guess my question boils down to this; Is this enough to be classified as a defect? Or is another lens just as likely to show the same inaccuracy(do I just deal with it?)?
The focus also seems to be very persistent, it "nails" it everytime, only 3 cm behind the subject. Is it possible to calibrate it?
Note: no focus microadjust in the Canon 1000D