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50mm 1.4 - No autofocus

 
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Dec 12, 2009 12:14 |  #1

My Canon 50mm 1.4 will no longer autofocus. Sure I can manual focus but I'd really like the AF to work. And, yes, I did move the switch to AF. Is it worth sending to Canon for a fix?


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Dec 12, 2009 12:17 |  #2

[QUOTE=Larry20d;918348​2]My Canon 50mm 1.4 will no longer autofocus. Sure I can manual focus but I'd really like the AF to work. And, yes, I did move the switch to AF. Is it worth sending to Canon for a fix?[/quote]

canon will allegedly fix the AF for a flat $85 because they know it's a problem with this lens.

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Dec 12, 2009 12:17 |  #3

This is a common problem. Is it still under warranty?


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Dec 12, 2009 12:18 |  #4

Mine failed too. It was worth fixing, but fairly expensive. If you buy a used lens instead, then you won't know if the AF motor is about the fail on the new one. If you get it fixed, then you get a new AF unit and a freshly calibrated lens. Mine performed much better and more consistent at large apertures after it was fixed.

Perhaps add your experience to the poll:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=633048

I uploaded a picture of the failed part when mine failed here:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=729770


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Dec 12, 2009 12:19 |  #5

Common problem - a standard $95 to fix from Canon.

If you don't get it fixed, your focus ring will eventually stick, not allowing you to MF. If your lens is out of warranty and you don't "need" it, I say use it as long as you can. If not, get it fixed.


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Dec 12, 2009 12:21 |  #6

Yeah your best bet would probably to call Canon


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Dec 12, 2009 12:34 |  #7

tupper wrote in post #9183493 (external link)
This is a common problem. Is it still under warranty?

No, unfortunately no longer under warranty.


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Dec 12, 2009 13:12 |  #8

I've been lucky... Bought my 50/1.4 used some 6 or 7 years ago and have never had any problems with it. I have no idea how old it is or how well it was treated before I got it, but it sees quite a bit of use and isn't babied by me.

One thing that might have helped... I've read and heard that it's a good idea to get the lens hood and be sure to store the lens with it reversed. Apparently this protect the AF mechanisms from bumps. I have always had the hood, used and stored it on the lens.


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Dec 12, 2009 15:20 |  #9

Repairing AF on the Canon 50 f/1.4:

http://www.fotomozaic.​ro/artikel.php?idstory​=225&s=1 (external link)


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Dec 12, 2009 16:33 as a reply to  @ Keesbeest's post |  #10

My first Canon lens and AF stopped working after 1 day :cry:
It seems a bit odd to me that they don´t make a revised version of this lens without that weakness.


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Dec 12, 2009 16:35 |  #11

Mine stopped working after about 6 years :( Going to replace it with the 50mm 1.2L within 2 months :p


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Dec 12, 2009 17:21 |  #12

Keesbeest wrote in post #9184312 (external link)
Repairing AF on the Canon 50 f/1.4:

http://www.fotomozaic.​ro/artikel.php?idstory​=225&s=1 (external link)

i can't comprehend what hes saying... -.-a bad grammar lol


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Dec 12, 2009 17:26 |  #13

Yeah mine gave out early this year and I just haven't been able to send it to Canon to get it fixed.


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