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Jan 21, 2013 11:31 |  #1

I sent my 50mm f/1.4 into the Canon shop over christmas for the usual autofocus problem. $125 and two weeks later it came back better than new, and I've been having a blast shooting with it.

This morning it's a little slick out on the sidewalks. I make it 99% of the way to my train station (a 10 minute walk), but just before getting there I slip and land on my butt, camera bag hitting the ground too.

After getting inside and letting the camera warm up, I pull it out and.....the 50's fooked again:evil: It's even worse than when I sent it in before - I can spin the ring, but nothing moves and when I shake the lense I can see the rear element moving around. Also bent the step-up ring on the 28mm, but everything else appears to be working fine. Looks like the money I was setting aside for a new lens will again go to fixing this lens. At least it was the 50 and not the 10-22 that took it.




  
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Jan 21, 2013 11:37 |  #2

Man, that's just bad luck...sorry to hear about that!


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Jan 21, 2013 12:11 as a reply to  @ Dmab's post |  #3

good thing you didn't break your keyster!


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Jan 21, 2013 12:15 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #4

Could've been worse. Camera's fine, right? But I feel your pain about the lens :(


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Jan 21, 2013 12:21 as a reply to  @ LV Moose's post |  #5

Tough luck 4100xpb. Curious to know what bag were you using?


  
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Jan 21, 2013 12:51 as a reply to  @ mpix345's post |  #6

Sorry to hear about the lens, but at least you are ok!


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Jan 21, 2013 12:55 |  #7

Thanks guys. My keyster, and all else is fine, thank you Ed. You're right, in the grand scheme of things it's not a big deal, it just bugged me and I needed to vent. Everything was in a Crumpler 5MDH. So it definitely wasn't in a crash-proof case, but it was certainly a step up from dropping it straight onto the cement.




  
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Jan 21, 2013 13:08 |  #8

To put things into perspective...you could have been unemployed for years, then finally found a temporary job which earns you a few thousand dollars, then learn that you have to spend all of that money and more, replacing the sewer connection from your house to the city sewer line...plus, you have to pay income tax on earned income, but you don't get a tax break on replacing plumbing.


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Jan 21, 2013 13:08 |  #9

That would be a serious p*%$er, getting that far and then breaking it. I almost did the same thing earlier, I went out with my 5D3 and Sigma 24-70 f2.8 USM and only realised how bad it was as I was sliding down a small hill without any ski's. I suddenly thought "Oh God, 3 grand in my hand and no traction". I was so glad when I got in without falling over.


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Jan 21, 2013 13:39 |  #10

4100xpb wrote in post #15515690 (external link)
I sent my 50mm f/1.4 into the Canon shop over christmas for the usual autofocus problem. $125 and two weeks later it came back better than new, and I've been having a blast shooting with it.

This morning it's a little slick out on the sidewalks. I make it 99% of the way to my train station (a 10 minute walk), but just before getting there I slip and land on my butt, camera bag hitting the ground too.

After getting inside and letting the camera warm up, I pull it out and.....the 50's fooked again:evil: It's even worse than when I sent it in before - I can spin the ring, but nothing moves and when I shake the lense I can see the rear element moving around. Also bent the step-up ring on the 28mm, but everything else appears to be working fine. Looks like the money I was setting aside for a new lens will again go to fixing this lens. At least it was the 50 and not the 10-22 that took it.

Oh man, thats horrible. I usually keep my camera on my sling when I go hiking. When I was climbing a slippery hill, I put the camera back into my camera bag just to be safe in case I slip. But now, I doubt it would save my gear now :(




  
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Jan 21, 2013 14:12 |  #11

That sucks man.


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Jan 21, 2013 14:15 |  #12

the 50 is prone to having the focus ring get out of whack...i've had mine do it 3 times now...


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Jan 21, 2013 15:14 |  #13

I would say better a lens then the body, sorry about your slip though! Also I am looking into a 50 1.4 and this is the first I have heard they have a focusing issue?




  
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Jan 21, 2013 15:21 as a reply to  @ YodisMatt's post |  #14

It could be worse. The Mayans could have been right.


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Jan 21, 2013 16:24 as a reply to  @ Zivnuska's post |  #15

If Canon repaired it, they give 6 months warranty in case the problem comes back. You should say that they did a bad job.


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