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Canon 85mm 1.8 (Focus issues)

 
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Apr 06, 2016 12:17 |  #1

Super cheap at $180

I bought this 85mm from here with full disclosure that it's focus "knocks" and in general it's best to consider it Manual Focus.
It takes great shots but the focus stutters sometimes. Often a twist of the ring will start it all over and get it to lock but sometimes it hunts when it shouldn't. See the video.

First the lens.

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An example shot.

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This one shows it generally being slow and very loud, stuttering, knocking I don't know what to call it.



This one shows it failing to focus then I have to release and restart on BBF.



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Apr 07, 2016 14:27 |  #2

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Apr 14, 2016 07:22 |  #3

Throw out an offer. Here's a cheap chance to try out the focal range.


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Apr 20, 2016 16:00 |  #4

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Apr 25, 2016 13:17 |  #5

Price Drop.


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May 03, 2016 07:44 |  #6

Still available.


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May 03, 2016 08:56 |  #7

Just curious, did you ever consider sending it into CPS? This is a covered lens if you are a member.


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May 03, 2016 09:18 as a reply to javapop's post |  #8

I have not. I am not a member. I expected at this price someone would want to just play around with it. Perhaps I should look into the repair process.


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May 03, 2016 10:18 |  #9

travisvwright wrote in post #17994279 (external link)
I have not. I am not a member. I expected at this price someone would want to just play around with it. Perhaps I should look into the repair process.

Okay, the cost of repair added to this would be higher than they sell for in the used arena.


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May 03, 2016 14:24 |  #10

How is the manual focus in operation? If the problem is only with autofocus this could be a great deal for someone starting out and on a budget. I know a lot of photo 101 type classes require specific lenses and college kids are usually on a tight budget so a friendly bump and GLWS!


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May 03, 2016 15:43 |  #11

ElTigreBlanco wrote in post #17994696 (external link)
How is the manual focus in operation? If the problem is only with autofocus this could be a great deal for someone starting out and on a budget. I know a lot of photo 101 type classes require specific lenses and college kids are usually on a tight budget so a friendly bump and GLWS!

Manual focus is smooth and "normal". Works just as expected.


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May 17, 2016 10:25 |  #12

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Jun 17, 2016 18:23 |  #13

I've still got this if anyone wants it. I'm using it in the mean time.


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Jul 27, 2016 11:51 |  #14

This is still for sale.


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