A&P My Canon 50/1.4 got infected

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  1. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    won't auto-focus within 1m now. wtf. I'd never heard of this problem until I googled it.. found dozens of people with the EXACT same problem.

    it's out of warranty, so if I get it repaired through Canon I think it'll cost around $150.

    And I was just trying to sell it. :(

    Auto-focus still works beyond 1m, and manual focus of course works fine.

    Any ideas what I can expect if I try to sell it as is? Anyone else dealt with this?

    Links:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/canon_50mm/discuss/72157603775874649/
    http://photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00R90I
    http://photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00L5Vt
    http://www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=790173
    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t11725.html
     
  2. siniquezu

    siniquezu New Member

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    interesting. I never had that problem but i sold mine a while back.
     
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    derekOT New Member

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    My last 50/1.4 had intermittent issues where the AF just plain stopped working

    about a week after these issues appeared, AF was completely dead

    Best thing to do is get it repaired

    it is a shame because the lens is sharp and the focus is quick, but durability sucks.

    Micromotor USM ftl...

     
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    siniquezu New Member

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    fixed
     
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    hehe

    doesn't it suck on the nikon version too? that one doesn't have circular aperture blades either right?

    I guess it is time to buy the sigmalux!
     
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    I sent my 50 1.4 with no autofocus into Canon out of warranty. They repaired it for free! Didn't even have to pay for return shipping.
     
  7. nindia

    nindia OT Supporter

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    yeah maybe try contacting canon and see if they'll honor it

    then sell it and buy a sigma 50 1.4
     
  8. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    did you call to set it up or do it online..? or just send it?

    thanks
     
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    Did it online and sent it fully expecting to get a $150 bill ...
     
  10. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    :bowdown: kickass. that would make my week
     

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