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Jan 25, 2011 20:16 |  #2056

Great shots Tim!! It's good to see the laughters...


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Jan 26, 2011 10:01 |  #2057

Thanks, Joon. Yes, the ceremony was filled with both laughter and tears.


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Jan 26, 2011 10:34 |  #2058

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Jan 26, 2011 15:31 as a reply to  @ Harm's post |  #2059

Here are a couple I tool while experimenting with my new flash.

The knife was taken at f1.4 and the toy truck at f4 - straight out the camera - no PP.


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Jan 26, 2011 15:49 |  #2060

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Jan 26, 2011 23:50 |  #2061

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Jan 27, 2011 00:37 |  #2062

^Nice Julian. He's really a ham now! :):cool:




  
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Jan 27, 2011 02:56 |  #2063

:D Thanks J. According to my wife, he makes a lot of friends wherever she takes him. :lol:


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Jan 27, 2011 09:33 |  #2064

So here's an update on my frustrating lens situation. As I said before, this is my 3rd 24L, but only the 2nd new one. I took it to Canon, here in Asia, and had it adjusted. I just paid since the warranty is from America and I won't be back home for a while. They were able to fix the adjustment issue, so it didn't need any MA at all, and it focuses well up-close as well as at distance... sometimes.

BUT, the inconsistency problem didn't get any better. I went back to Canon today and took some examples that were taken back to back, and how much the focus changes between each shot. Here are some typical examples (about 80% crops):

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Out of 4 identical shots, 2 are usually very out of focus and 1 is slightly out of focus (1 is sharp). But, I can reproduce this issue EVERY time on ANY subject at ANY distance. If I have the camera on a tripod, take 3-4 identical pictures, at least 2 will be out of focus. And I've tried 3 different bodies in the last few days, all show the same issue.

I took it back to Canon today and the tech inspected the lens again and said it was within specs. So, I took a few pictures around the waiting room and quickly showed him the obvious inconsistency from one shot to the next. He also tried and was able to easily reproduce the issue. He also noticed that when pointed at something that should be easy to focus on, every time he would activate the AF without moving the camera, the focus would jump back and forth, and often jump a lot. He then went and adjusted the lens again, but the problem was still there.

After that, he tried to sell me some BS like:
1. Wide angles lenses aren't good at focusing far away, so the issue will always be there when focusing farther than 1 meter (I answered by reproducing the issue at close range).
2. The 24L, 35L, 50/1.4, and 50L all have focus shift issues, so that might be what I'm seeing (I answered that 1. Focus shift is consistent, not sometimes in front, sometimes behind; 2. I have or have had all of these lenses and none have the issues that this 24L, and my last one, are giving me; 3. The problem is just as bad at f1.4, ruling out focus shift).
3. I should have gotten my lens and 1ds3 in America because the ones in this Asian country are sometimes lower quality (I answered that my lens and 1ds3 ARE from America, which embarrassed him some).
4. He suggested solutions included: A. Shoot manual focus using the LCD because the 24L was meant to be used in MF B. Take 10 pictures of everything and at least 1-2 will be in focus.

I'm so sick of this. I have a friend heading back to the U.S. soon, so she is going to take the lens back for me. I can't get Amazon to replace it because they are out of stock, and I can't return it and buy from someone else because the prices have gone up since I started buying 24Ls. I'm asking Canon USA to either replace it or at least confirm 100% that the issues have been corrected, but so far their response is just that they will try to adjust it and send it back to me (even though they know that Canon here has adjusted it 3x). What a mess!

WAIT, I just noticed that Amazon has them back in stock. So the question is, should I try to get Canon to repair this one, or get a replacement from Amazon?

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Jan 27, 2011 09:36 |  #2065

I would just try to look for a 24 L 1.4 MK 1. :confused:




  
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Jan 27, 2011 09:43 |  #2066

Methinks your 24Lii is screwy. That said... you have another body to test the 24L on? Have we completely ruled out that it's not your camera body that might be the culprit? 3 copies of the lens, exhibiting the same issues... the constant could be the camera instead (even if it focuses perfectly with your other lenses). I certainly empathize with your situation... nothing short of frustrating that's for sure. :(


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Jan 27, 2011 09:44 |  #2067

Here's some samples from my 1Ds MK III at 1.4. No MA done with my body. I seriously don't know what else to tell you until you get your camera checked out.

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Jan 27, 2011 09:49 |  #2068

my 24II on a 40D:

No tripod - had to rest it on my hand that rested on a railing..

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Jan 27, 2011 09:52 |  #2069

Harm wrote in post #11724570 (external link)
my 24II on a 40D:

No tripod - had to rest it on my hand that rested on a railing..
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That's a pretty night shot Harm. :)




  
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Jan 27, 2011 10:01 |  #2070

I can never get it so that the wording on the buildings is not overblown. I don't know if that is because I am not doing something right or what.


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