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why doesn't this 40mm pancake issue get more attention?

 
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Jul 26, 2012 18:52 |  #1

There is a thread on the AF issue with the 40mm pancake, and to me, having to dismount and remount the lens to get AF to work (even if only occasionally) would be a very big deal.

Why hasn't this received more attention? Even the thread linked above seems to treat it as a curiosity or idiosyncrasy, rather than a real problem. It seems like a real problem to me, from what I've read in that thread...


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Jul 26, 2012 19:02 |  #2

Cause is not a real problem I never had to dismount my lens to get AF to work I love this lens I got no complaints and no problems maybe is your camera!


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Jul 26, 2012 19:11 |  #3

If it required you to remove your batteries (both of them) from the body, twirl the camera around your head 3 times in a direction compatible with the hemisphere you're in while chanting praises to the devil, then it would get attention. As it is, having to remove and re-mount a small lens like this is not even a minor bother. ;)




  
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Jul 26, 2012 19:15 |  #4

rick_reno wrote in post #14774763 (external link)
If it required you to remove your batteries (both of them) from the body, twirl the camera around your head 3 times in a direction compatible with the hemisphere you're in while chanting praises to the devil, then it would get attention. As it is, having to remove and re-mount a small lens like this is not even a minor bother. ;)

Unless the "moment" is important... That's why I see it as a bigger deal that others in the linked thread apparently do.


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Jul 26, 2012 19:23 |  #5

Probably because it is a Canon. If it was a third party lens, it would suddenly be a huge issue.


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Jul 26, 2012 19:27 |  #6

Probably because a lot of people dont actually have the issue. I have a 40mm, and used 2 others on friends' cameras, no issues at all.




  
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Jul 26, 2012 19:38 |  #7

because it's cheap?


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Jul 26, 2012 20:36 |  #8

I have used my pancake quite a bit and yet to have this issue at all. Mounts just fine and works perfectly.

It seems to be when people push on the front of the lens (the extended part when focusing) causing it to lock up.


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Jul 26, 2012 20:53 |  #9

Because it's such a new lens. And there has been so much hype with the new mirrorless cameras and slim lenses. Same deal with iPhones and such. The problems get downplayed.



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Jul 26, 2012 21:10 |  #10

Valencia Photography wrote in post #14775319 (external link)
Because it's such a new lens. And there has been so much hype with the new mirrorless cameras and slim lenses. Same deal with iPhones and such. The problems get downplayed.

I point to what someone said up there, if this was a Sigma lens, you bet thered be people screaming about it


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Jul 26, 2012 21:27 |  #11

KenjiS wrote in post #14775388 (external link)
I point to what someone said up there, if this was a Sigma lens, you bet thered be people screaming about it

Exactly. :cool:



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Jul 26, 2012 22:28 |  #12

DreDaze wrote in post #14774904 (external link)
because it's cheap?

This. IMHO, the initial wave of people buy it as a toy instead of a workhorse. But who would have thought that it performs so well, apart from the AF issue.

So I guess this is why those who own it is more forgiving regarding this one.


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Jul 26, 2012 22:59 as a reply to  @ Caekys's post |  #13

Toys when purchased are still expected to perform in the way in which they were designed, no matter what they cost. If I had this lens, and had to remove it even once to get the AF to work, it would be on it's way back to Canon for repair.


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Jul 26, 2012 23:24 |  #14

KenjiS wrote in post #14775388 (external link)
I point to what someone said up there, if this was a Sigma lens, you bet thered be people screaming about it

Valencia Photography wrote in post #14775461 (external link)
Exactly. :cool:

If this were a Sigma lens then this posting would be several pages long by now with people ranting about Sigma's poor quality control and how Canon would never release a product with said problem due to their much more stringent quality control.:lol:

Don't worry though canonites, I hear a Sigma 40 f/1.4 is on it's way to being released as soon as they get this front/back focusing issue they're having with it fixed.;)


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Jul 27, 2012 00:56 |  #15

GregoryF wrote in post #14774838 (external link)
Probably because it is a Canon. If it was a third party lens, it would suddenly be a huge issue.

At least it's not Apple... Then it would be user error if people don't "If it required you to remove your batteries (both of them) from the body, twirl the camera around your head 3 times in a direction compatible with the hemisphere" accept this ;-)a

And I'm just joking.. I'm a Apple user myself =)


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