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Jan 13, 2012 07:01 |  #1

A quick question for you owners of the 85L, when you move the lens / camera does it make a slight "rattling" sound? Ive noticed on the one i just received it seems to have a bit of play between the focus ring and the main body of the lens, it definately feels looser then i would expect and when i grab it i seem to be able to move it just a hair back and forth. If this is normal then ill keep it but if this is not what others are experiencing i will return it.. thanks in advance!

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Jan 13, 2012 07:21 |  #2

Can't say I recall hearing a rattling noise with any of my lenses mounted.


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Jan 13, 2012 07:25 |  #3

that doesn't sound right for any lens, especially an L.


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Jan 13, 2012 07:28 |  #4

The focus ring will feel real loose (compared to other Canon lenses) when in auto-focus mode. Its the design of the lens. The focus ring isn't mechanically connected - it's electronically controlled as you will notice it doesn't engage until you turn AF to off. Mine doesn't rattle.


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Jan 13, 2012 07:31 as a reply to  @ cristphoto's post |  #5

Mine's got no play at all. It will wiggle a bit in the mount when on my 5D, but several L lenses do that.




  
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Jan 13, 2012 07:31 |  #6

well thats just the thing, i dont think ive ever noticed anything like it on any of my other lenses. I understand that there has to be a bit of play between the focus ring and the body of the lens but the rattling doesnt seem normal to me for a lens of this price.




  
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Jan 13, 2012 08:31 |  #7

Mine is only 1 day old. Yes there is a little play If you shake it hard you can hear it.


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Jan 13, 2012 08:38 |  #8

well i dont have to shake it hard to hear it rattle, just moving the lens a bit in my hand and you can hear it. I spoke to canon and they dont think its normal but the only way to find out for sure is to either compare it to another one or send it in... so i guess ill try to go into a local store if they have one to see




  
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Jan 13, 2012 09:01 |  #9

I think its normal. I wouldnt worry about it.


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Jan 13, 2012 09:04 |  #10

when you move mine from vertical to horizontal you can feel something moving, it feels like a lens element moving. There is also a noise from the lens cap when it's on the lens


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Jan 13, 2012 09:44 |  #11

no play, no rattle in mine.




  
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Jan 13, 2012 09:53 |  #12

Go take some pictures will ya !! LOL Many lenses have eentsey bits of play in them. My 70-200 has had a loose front element for nearly 15 years. I got it tightened up last year, no diff in the images.

Now if the lens has measurable play, it may need tightening. A good tech can handle that PDQ. I buy 90% of my gear used so...

EDIT: I had a good friend that had all Hassy gear. One of his 80mm C(hrome) T* lenses had an element out of alighment after it was dropped. It only focused the top 2/3rds. The bottom was always really soft. Clients loved the look and thought it was a special effect.
It quickly became his fav lens... go figure.


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Jan 13, 2012 10:18 |  #13

I don't know about rattling but picture is just fine.


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Jan 13, 2012 10:55 |  #14

Mine will make a clunk if you shake it, but that's the whole focussing barrel with a lot of glass in it moving. It needs to have some looseness as the USM has an awful lot of glass to move! As for the focus ring, it has a tiny amount of play in it. All of the above is totally normal as every one I've handled has been the same. Go and enjoy the lens! :)


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Jan 13, 2012 11:40 |  #15

Just go into a camera store and try theirs


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