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Dec 23, 2011 20:10 |  #31

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I re-ran your lens cap shots with my copy. I focused on the R. The first shot is at f/2 the second at f/2.8. No processing was done (beyond re-sizing). I ran exif data on these, but I can't see anything on it pertaining to the lens number. Are there variances in exif programs? If so, could someone suggest one that will give me the lens number?

I'm confused. Are you trying to determine if your lens is front/back focusing, or if it has the degraded cross-type autofocus sensor problem? The lens ID has nothing to do with the former, and your test shots won't help with the later (it should be be able to focus on that with horizontal, vertical, or cross type sensors).

Yes, there are differences in programs which report EXIF data - which fields they display, and what labels they use for those fields. The Lens ID (or Lens Model) is one of the Canon-specific EXIF fields, which not all programs will decode.




  
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Dec 23, 2011 21:57 |  #32

Folks had been posting various samples of what the lens could do, so I was just adding to this, as I believe the lens is focusing accurately. I did want to look up that code out of curiosity, and my exif program wasn't showing it, so that is why I inquired about exif programs.


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Dec 24, 2011 18:24 |  #33

vorlon1 wrote in post #13592461 (external link)
Folks had been posting various samples of what the lens could do, so I was just adding to this, as I believe the lens is focusing accurately. I did want to look up that code out of curiosity, and my exif program wasn't showing it, so that is why I inquired about exif programs.

OK, I understand now.

I use a few different EXIF programs, but these are all under Linux so they probably won't help you. But you might want to try exiftool (external link) which seems to also have a Windows build. It may not be the easiest or friendliest tool to use, but it decodes a lot of fields that other programs do not. It can be handy to have around for troubleshooting.




  
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Dec 24, 2011 23:06 |  #34

Looks like yours focuses accurately, awesome :) I should have mine in about a week...so stoked...time to put the 50 1.8 up for sale, methinks :)


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Dec 25, 2011 08:58 |  #35

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Looks like yours focuses accurately, awesome :) I should have mine in about a week...so stoked...time to put the 50 1.8 up for sale, methinks :)

Right, that's exactly why I put it up, to show you that for encouragement sake, since I know you are waiting.


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Dec 25, 2011 09:05 |  #36

lar55 wrote in post #13595214 (external link)
OK, I understand now.

I use a few different EXIF programs, but these are all under Linux so they probably won't help you. But you might want to try exiftool (external link) which seems to also have a Windows build. It may not be the easiest or friendliest tool to use, but it decodes a lot of fields that other programs do not. It can be handy to have around for troubleshooting.

Thanks, I went and got it and it did have a listing for lens number, unfortunately it showed all zeros :cry: But, I suppose it doesn't matter, since it seems to be performing just fine.


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Dec 25, 2011 17:42 |  #37

vorlon1 wrote in post #13596728 (external link)
Right, that's exactly why I put it up, to show you that for encouragement sake, since I know you are waiting.

Thanks, appreciate it!! :)

vorlon1 wrote in post #13596743 (external link)
Thanks, I went and got it and it did have a listing for lens number, unfortunately it showed all zeros :cry: But, I suppose it doesn't matter, since it seems to be performing just fine.

For sure, if it works well, don't worry about it...however, if you (or a friend) has a Flickr account, upload your pictures and the EXIF reader built into Flickr will tell you :)


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Dec 26, 2011 08:03 |  #38

I just bought this lens! Yaay! And it focuses correctly too.
Can't wait to get out and use it :D
The question is, should I sell the 50 1.8?


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Dec 26, 2011 17:42 |  #39

alex.hondsmerk wrote in post #13599831 (external link)
I just bought this lens! Yaay! And it focuses correctly too.
Can't wait to get out and use it :D
The question is, should I sell the 50 1.8?

Congrats, glad you're liking it! Post some samples, please, I'd love to see what you're doing with it :)

I know it's a bit of a dilemma as to whether to sell the 50 1.8, but here's how I'm looking at it: The Tamron is pretty much as fast as the Nifty Fifty (what's a third of a stop between friends?), with way better AF, better build, better IQ and better MFD. It's pretty much the same focal length, so I don't see any reason to keep the Nifty Fifty (especially because it's such a common lens, if you ever decide you miss it, you could have another one in your hands within hours). I'm going to sell my 50 1.8 to offset the cost of the Tamron and clear some space...I'm moving/travelling a lot and the less stuff I have the better...especially if it's redundant gear. I just can't see myself reaching for the 50 1.8 when I have the Tamron 60 f2 sitting right next to it.


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