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Jul 24, 2011 09:40 as a reply to  @ post 12812590 |  #376

Thanks Mark.

Not sure if anyone else as ever had a problem with the tripod collar but mine went just before the start of a football game the other month. It wouldn't turn fully round the lens and could't get it into a position to use a monopod.

Cost just under £100.00 for Canon to repair which was less than I thought it would cost.




  
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Jul 24, 2011 09:48 |  #377

Not having luck with my new 400 2.8, I sold the one I had with the intensions of getting the new version when it was released. Seeing the new price and not sure when they will be available I picked up a new version 1 and getting very soft images. Not wanting to hijack this thread will start a new one and hope for some answers. The lens is amazing but seems I got a soft one this time.


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Jul 24, 2011 10:18 |  #378

I picked up a new version 1 and getting very soft images. Not wanting to hijack this thread will start a new one and hope for some answers. The lens is amazing but seems I got a soft one this time.

Denny,
Sounds like it's time to send it to Canon for some warranty work.


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Jul 24, 2011 10:34 |  #379

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Denny,
Sounds like it's time to send it to Canon for some warranty work.

Thanks George, actually since its only 10 days old going to send it back to BH and get another copy.


Looking back over this thread makes it clear how sharp this lens should be, even my earlier posts with that last copy I had are much sharper than I can get now, even after Micro Adjustment.


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Aug 02, 2011 10:41 |  #380

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Sep 05, 2011 15:20 |  #381

A couple from yesterdays ball game, I just love this lens.


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Sep 05, 2011 16:36 |  #382

Awesome pics, Denny.

In that first one, I hope the umpire called the runner...OUT!!


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Sep 05, 2011 17:07 |  #383

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Awesome pics, Denny.

In that first one, I hope the umpire called the runner...OUT!!

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Oct 07, 2011 16:16 as a reply to  @ Zivnuska's post |  #387

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Oct 09, 2011 18:03 |  #388

P-E wrote in post #12813253 (external link)
Thanks Mark.

Not sure if anyone else as ever had a problem with the tripod collar but mine went just before the start of a football game the other month. It wouldn't turn fully round the lens and could't get it into a position to use a monopod.

Cost just under £100.00 for Canon to repair which was less than I thought it would cost.

It's a common problem with the 400/2.8. The screws underneath the collar becomes loose and pop up where the name plate is and stops the collar from rotating. To fix just remove the nameplate and find the loose screw and screw it back into place, then screw back on the name plate, be careful not to lose the very small screws that hold the nameplate x4 in place. Also helps when not using the lens to tighten the collar on the lens so it doesn't move. Hope this helps and should save you 100pounds in future.


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Oct 13, 2011 08:41 |  #389

SBPhoto wrote in post #13226378 (external link)
It's a common problem with the 400/2.8. The screws underneath the collar becomes loose and pop up where the name plate is and stops the collar from rotating. To fix just remove the nameplate and find the loose screw and screw it back into place, then screw back on the name plate, be careful not to lose the very small screws that hold the nameplate x4 in place. Also helps when not using the lens to tighten the collar on the lens so it doesn't move. Hope this helps and should save you 100pounds in future.

THAT is good to know! Thank you.


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Oct 25, 2011 04:50 |  #390

SBPhoto wrote in post #13226378 (external link)
It's a common problem with the 400/2.8. The screws underneath the collar becomes loose and pop up where the name plate is and stops the collar from rotating. To fix just remove the nameplate and find the loose screw and screw it back into place, then screw back on the name plate, be careful not to lose the very small screws that hold the nameplate x4 in place. Also helps when not using the lens to tighten the collar on the lens so it doesn't move. Hope this helps and should save you 100pounds in future.

Thanks for the info.

A couple of recent shots since have had the lens collar repaired....

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