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Canon EF 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

 
Max ­ Powers
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Jun 28, 2011 04:00 |  #361

Does anyone have any focusing problems with their lens?

I just got one and when focusing on things at different distances, the lens doesn't adjust the focus properly. It needs some manual help to get there it seems.

Also, I don't always get a beep sound when it does focus.


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Jun 28, 2011 20:42 |  #362

Max Powers wrote in post #12669668 (external link)
Does anyone have any focusing problems with their lens?

I just got one and when focusing on things at different distances, the lens doesn't adjust the focus properly. It needs some manual help to get there it seems.

Also, I don't always get a beep sound when it does focus.

Not on mine. Sounds defective.


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Jun 29, 2011 05:27 |  #363

WT21 wrote in post #12674175 (external link)
Not on mine. Sounds defective.

Yeah, that's what I was afraid of...

There really isn't much information on these lenses anywhere.


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Jun 29, 2011 06:21 |  #364

Both the 70-210 and it's 100-300 twin focus very fast and well, it is possible the focus mechanisim is getting a little dry and dusty by now my EF 100 f2.0 had the probelm you discribe I dismantled cleaned and carefully lubed all moving parts and it works just great ,we have to remember these lenses like my old EF 100 are all over 16yrs old now .


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Jun 29, 2011 06:50 |  #365

Steveod wrote in post #12675971 (external link)
Both the 70-210 and it's 100-300 twin focus very fast and well, it is possible the focus mechanisim is getting a little dry and dusty by now my EF 100 f2.0 had the probelm you discribe I dismantled cleaned and carefully lubed all moving parts and it works just great ,we have to remember these lenses like my old EF 100 are all over 16yrs old now .

Yeah, I was thinking this is what it might be. Does anyone know of any instructions anywhere for this kind of procedure? Or for taking it apart? Or what grease or lube to use?

Thanks


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Jun 30, 2011 08:54 |  #366

Just picked one of these up off of ebay, cant wait to see if its as sharp as all the photos I see on here! What a great alternitive to the 70-200L f/4!



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Jul 01, 2011 10:10 as a reply to  @ guyzer09's post |  #367

Shot with my 40D + 70-210 3.5

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Jul 06, 2011 06:46 |  #368

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Jul 25, 2011 11:37 |  #369

Hello friends! I'm going to join the 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM club soon!
Can anyone tell me where's the sweet spot of this lens??

Thank U!




  
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Jul 25, 2011 23:49 |  #370

So far from the little testing I did with my 5d before I sent it in for the mirror fix, I found that it was sharp from f/4.5 on. At least my copy is. I have used it like a constant f/4.5 lens



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Jul 26, 2011 04:25 |  #371

guyzer09 wrote in post #12823203 (external link)
So far from the little testing I did with my 5d before I sent it in for the mirror fix, I found that it was sharp from f/4.5 on. At least my copy is. I have used it like a constant f/4.5 lens

Yup one stop down and it's sweet all the way


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Aug 03, 2011 11:08 |  #372

Okay, thanks!
I'm now testing the lens and my first impressions on the results are trully *positive*. Zoom creeps a little and a bit old design, but nothing important... :-)




  
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Sep 23, 2011 03:53 |  #373

hey everyone, i recently say this lens for sale for about $90 on craigslist but the seller says it has 'a bit of fungus inside'. how much is 'abit' i really have no idea.
do you all think it would be a good investment to buy it and have it cleaned up?


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Sep 23, 2011 06:35 |  #374

Good investment? not really. (if you bought it for 90$ and cleaned it yourself, then sold it, you could make 60$ maybe)

If it's just inside the first lens then it's super easy to clean. You could totally do it yourself.

For 90$ (as long as the fungus is just inside that first piece of glass), it's a steal. If you are looking for an inexpensive zoom with decent optics.


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Oct 16, 2011 11:32 |  #375

I'm moving out of Canon, so mine is for sale (see the sell forum). The ONLY reason I'm selling it is because I'm moving out of Canon. It's a keeper lens otherwise.


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