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dropped my "nifty-fifty" now it won't auto focus. is it irreparable?

 
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Apr 03, 2014 19:45 |  #1

hey

my cat recently knocked my 50mm f/1.8 off a shelve and it won't auto focus anymore.

i can focus manually but the ring is useless because of its size

do you know if it's possible to have repaired or should just step up to the f/1.4?


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Apr 03, 2014 19:50 |  #2

You could probably have it repaired, but you could also probably buy another cheaper than the repair cost.




  
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Apr 03, 2014 19:51 |  #3

That's true. Maybe grab a used one.. Thanks!


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Apr 03, 2014 19:56 |  #4

Vetteography wrote in post #16808099 (external link)
You could probably have it repaired, but you could also probably buy another cheaper than the repair cost.

Bingo! :D


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Apr 03, 2014 20:12 |  #5

looking into it.. thanks!

it's one of my favourite lens, but this might be a good time to jump on the 1.4 :)


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Apr 03, 2014 20:23 as a reply to  @ salazr's post |  #6

I've had the same experience with my mark1, a 3 foot drop. With the suggestion from the members. I manage to make the AF switch working again. But deep down I think it's never the same again. Like what the others have said, due to repair cost. I saddens me to say that I could not justify sending it for repair. Now it's mostly in storage and the pancake took it's place.


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Apr 03, 2014 22:19 |  #7

Wow, that's sad :(


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Apr 03, 2014 23:13 |  #8

You could try to repair it yourself with youtube or other internet tutorials. It probably won't help, but you have nothing to lose.


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Apr 04, 2014 00:40 |  #9

When that happened to my copy it had a tooth in the AF gear that got broken. I just threw it away and bought a 50mm f/1.4


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Apr 04, 2014 01:09 |  #10

salazr wrote in post #16808161 (external link)
looking into it.. thanks!

it's one of my favourite lens, but this might be a good time to jump on the 1.4 :)

Wait for the new Sigma 50 Art to come out. It will be miles better than the current Canon 50/1.4 (which I have owned, and disliked, and replaced with the 50/1.8 Mk I).


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Apr 04, 2014 03:20 |  #11
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It was only $100. Just upgrade to the 50mm f/1.4, and take it apart to discover how it works. I love cats though, but they can definitely sometimes get curious and play with things they shouldn't.


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Apr 04, 2014 04:08 |  #12

I dropped mine too and it broke. Took it back to the ship under warranty and it got replaced. I dropped that one too into my camera bag and it banged off my 1D3. It stopped working until I put it in MF and pulled all the way to closest focus and then all the way back to longest. Stuck it in AF again and it worked.

No idea. Only thing is I stopped trusting the lens so it collects dust




  
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Apr 04, 2014 05:45 |  #13

Paulstw wrote in post #16808834 (external link)
I dropped mine too and it broke. Took it back to the ship under warranty and it got replaced. I dropped that one too into my camera bag and it banged off my 1D3. It stopped working until I put it in MF and pulled all the way to closest focus and then all the way back to longest. Stuck it in AF again and it worked.

No idea. Only thing is I stopped trusting the lens so it collects dust

Same here. That's how I felt. It seems to focus hunt too much than I remembered.


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Apr 04, 2014 07:31 |  #14

salazr wrote in post #16808161 (external link)
looking into it.. thanks!

it's one of my favourite lens, but this might be a good time to jump on the 1.4 :)

Don't waste your money on the EF 50mm f/1.4.
The pancake is a better lens at half the price.
Sure it's 2 stops slower, but the f/1.4 is useless until ~f/2.2 anyway... Plus it will hunt at low light.


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Apr 04, 2014 07:37 |  #15

andrikos wrote in post #16809039 (external link)
Sure it's 2 stops slower, but the f/1.4 is useless until ~f/2.2 anyway... Plus it will hunt at low light.

Complete bollocks !!


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