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Oct 26, 2011 12:11 |  #16

c2thew wrote in post #13309863 (external link)
post some sample images.

Cant post samples if it won't focus... Won't let me take a picture when it is not focussing. Can show sample pictures when using manual focus later on.also: just tested the lens on my 400D= same problem... Sigh


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Oct 26, 2011 12:11 as a reply to  @ post 13309914 |  #17

are you using the center AF point, or outer?




  
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Oct 26, 2011 12:19 |  #18

Something could of happened to it in shipping, dropped, bumped around Etc. How well was it packaged?




  
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Oct 26, 2011 17:24 |  #19

m.shalaby wrote in post #13309959 (external link)
are you using the center AF point, or outer?

Tried all...

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Something could of happened to it in shipping, dropped, bumped around Etc. How well was it packaged?

Very good... package within package, with extrta paper on the side to protect it


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Oct 26, 2011 17:25 |  #20

ThePupD wrote in post #13308995 (external link)
Something has to be wrong... tested some more... and sometimes it just wont focus on something even 10 feet away...

Can it be a setting or something on the camera? Also wont focus manual within like a meter...

sometimes it will focus, sometimes it wont all together.

wont focus on flowers or anything, or faces...

On a good note: looks to be really sharp. But I have no idea whether it is supposed to work this way, cause my 1.8 is alot faster and can focus alot closer.

50mm 1.4 has a notoriously poor AF mechanism, prone to getting slighlty jammed and sometimes focusing at this distance or not or not at all and even when it does it is not always as precise as you need for near wide open.
The clutch often gets stuck.




  
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Oct 26, 2011 21:54 |  #21

Maybe if you contact the seller she will take it back?


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Oct 27, 2011 00:16 |  #22

As mentioned many times by others, the Canon 50 f/1.4 is prone to focus ring issues. I'm not too sure about AF, though. I bought a new Canon f/1.4, and within a couple months the focus ring didn't work at all. I sent it back and bought a calibrated sigma 50 f/1.4. Great lens IF CALIBRATED. But from what I remember when the canon worked, the focus was fine for close-up shots.


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Oct 27, 2011 03:27 |  #23

ThePupD wrote in post #13311541 (external link)
Tried all...


Very good... package within package, with extrta paper on the side to protect it

In that case, either send it back to the seller, or send it in to Canon for a repair estimate.


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Oct 27, 2011 03:40 |  #24

Sirrith wrote in post #13313686 (external link)
In that case, either send it back to the seller, or send it in to Canon for a repair estimate.

Yeah already contacted seller. Hope something will happen. Hope this gets worked out because if repair is around a 100 I would have been better off buying brand new.

Will test it out a lil more today.


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Oct 27, 2011 03:49 |  #25

ThePupD wrote in post #13313706 (external link)
Yeah already contacted seller. Hope something will happen. Hope this gets worked out because if repair is around a 100 I would have been better off buying brand new.

Will test it out a lil more today.

Unless they repair it under warranty, it will very likely cost more than $100 unfortunately.


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Oct 27, 2011 05:17 |  #26

Try it on a different body. Every lens behaves differently on different bodies.


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Oct 27, 2011 05:22 |  #27

Gabriella_Ashton wrote in post #13313869 (external link)
Try it on a different body. Every lens behaves differently on different bodies.

He already has.


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Oct 27, 2011 07:58 |  #28

Yup, already tried that.

Tried it out today for some more testing... I mean it works fine when you are 1.5 meters of a subject (instead of the 0.45 meter) whether this is not great, you can hear the focus motor trying it's best but not working. It is a shame... I emailed the seller, no reply so far but besides this issue it is a great value lens.


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Oct 27, 2011 08:31 |  #29

It really sounds like you got a bad copy of the 50'1.4. Given your selection of lens and bodies, it can't be that hard to figure out if it was operator error.

I take it you already tried a manual focus test on a tripod?

Mine works great that close.


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Oct 27, 2011 08:54 |  #30

marcosv wrote in post #13314344 (external link)
It really sounds like you got a bad copy of the 50'1.4. Given your selection of lens and bodies, it can't be that hard to figure out if it was operator error.

I take it you already tried a manual focus test on a tripod?

Mine works great that close.

Yes tried that as well. You are right, I should have known without asking. I was just hoping someone knew a quick solution or something. Too bad huh.


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