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Oct 14, 2010 23:56 |  #1

I recently got a new 50mm f/1.8, and it's REALLY slow at NOT focusing, but taking the picture, brain fart. Is it my settings, or the lens? Or is it the camera?

This isn't my first fifty nifty. My previous one was super fast, and I was so pleased until it died on me.

I have a 15 day policy, where I can bring the lens back if I am not pleased with it. I was wondering if I should exchange it for another 50mm that's faster, because the one I have right now, slow as a snail.

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Oct 15, 2010 00:13 |  #2

If you think there's any possibility that it's faulty, take it back and exchange it for another. However, if your pocket allows it, might I suggest the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 on your 40D.


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Oct 15, 2010 00:14 |  #3

I want the 50mm f/1.4, but currently my pocket does not allow that!
I guess I'll take it back to Samy's camera, but I do wonder what I'll say. They will probably glare at me, LOL


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Oct 15, 2010 00:17 |  #4

Is it slow focusing or searching? The nifty is terrible in low light focusing...always been the case.


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Oct 15, 2010 00:19 |  #5

I don't ever recall the 50 1.8 being fast to be honest. But compare with anoother and see if the problem continues.


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Oct 15, 2010 00:22 |  #6

avantcoreVB wrote in post #11100091 (external link)
Is it slow focusing or searching? The nifty is terrible in low light focusing...always been the case.

It's slow at taking the picture. It focuses quick, but I have to hold the shutter for a loong long time for it to take the photo. :confused:

I might compare, but I was always in good lighting, so it's making me worried.


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Oct 15, 2010 00:24 |  #7

smilebug wrote in post #11099988 (external link)
I recently got a new 50mm f/1.8, and it's REALLY slow at focusing. Is it my settings, or the lens? Or is it the camera?

This isn't my first fifty nifty. My previous one was super fast, and I was so pleased until it died on me.

I have a 15 day policy, where I can bring the lens back if I am not pleased with it. I was wondering if I should exchange it for another 50mm that's faster, because the one I have right now, slow as a snail.

What do you think?

So you're saying it's not slow at focusing like in your original post, but slow at taking the picture?


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Oct 15, 2010 00:28 |  #8

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So you're saying it's not slow at focusing like in your original post, but slow at taking the picture?

oh, YES. Sorry, brain fart...
it's slow at taking the photo, but I'm sure it's not the camera because I tried it with my tamron and it works fast.


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Oct 15, 2010 00:32 |  #9

The only things that I can think of that would hinder that lens from taking a photo within a reasonable amount of time is that the camera hadn't found a focus point yet, your beyond the MFD, or you're in low light and it's focus searching. All of which are things that have to do with the focus. And you said it focuses well enough.

I would say just take it back and exchange it. No harm no foul. Maybe you just got a cheap copy, if that's possible with an already cheap ($) lens.


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Oct 15, 2010 00:36 |  #10

avantcoreVB wrote in post #11100170 (external link)
The only things that I can think of that would hinder that lens from taking a photo within a reasonable amount of time is that the camera hadn't found a focus point yet, your beyond the MFD, or you're in low light and it's focus searching. All of which are things that have to do with the focus. And you said it focuses well enough.

I would say just take it back and exchange it. No harm no foul. Maybe you just got a cheap copy, if that's possible with an already cheap ($) lens.

I was under a tree, and it was sunny out, so I don't think it's the lighting. Maybe I need to take my camera out to clean it professionally, but I guess the best thing to do is exchange it. Thanks everyone, I was pretty confused.


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Oct 15, 2010 00:36 |  #11

Put the lens in manual focus and click. Slow? If so, sounds like there are other issues.


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Oct 15, 2010 00:53 |  #12

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Put the lens in manual focus and click. Slow? If so, sounds like there are other issues.

when using manual, can it take fast pictures even in the dark?


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Oct 15, 2010 00:58 |  #13

okay, on my 50mm, it's slow even on manual! I compared it with my tamron, and the tamron was way faster.


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Oct 15, 2010 01:05 |  #14

smilebug wrote in post #11100116 (external link)
It's slow at taking the picture. It focuses quick, but I have to hold the shutter for a loong long time for it to take the photo. :confused:

I might compare, but I was always in good lighting, so it's making me worried.

Sounds like the camera is not really finding focus try it in manual?
OMg i guess i should have read through the thread b4 posting


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Oct 15, 2010 01:24 |  #15

what are the settings when taking the photo ? in the room lit?


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