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Oct 27, 2007 23:15 |  #1

Well I went over samy's camera to do my monthly "deposit". I've got a new 50mm f1.4, but after initial test...it is backfocusing...:( No biggie. Monday I'll drop it at at Canon's service center in Irvine and most likely I can do a fair comparison to the garlic slicing 50mm f1.8 ...I will post images once both can slice genes...;)

Here are the results from my focusing "test". The little square shows my AF point, shot on tripod with 30D and remote switch F1.4 1/20 ISO100. On the positive side...look how sharp the backwall is...;) I applied 100 sharpening 100% detail in Camera RAW 4.3 and USM 15%,60,0 in CS3 resize to 800 and voila! The second shot if f2.8 and notice how the "softness" goes away.

This is the urban legend that ONLY going from wide opening will make the lens sharper...will see the same lens at F1.4 when it comes back from Canon...stay tune...;)

BTW What would it happen IF I go over to samys's for an exchange...INSTEAD of letting Canon handle their 'sick" baby... ;)


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Oct 27, 2007 23:22 |  #2

silvex wrote in post #4204223 (external link)
BTW What would it happen IF I go over to samys's for an exchange...INSTEAD of letting Canon handle their 'sick" baby... ;)

Among other things, Wilt'll rip you a new one.... :)




  
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Oct 27, 2007 23:23 |  #3

xarqi wrote in post #4204257 (external link)
Among other things, Wilt'll rip you a new one.... :)

And if it is not focusing...? then what ? What if they don't have another one...?


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Oct 27, 2007 23:37 |  #4

silvex wrote in post #4204263 (external link)
And if it is not focusing...? then what ? What if they don't have another one...?

-Ask for a free upgrade to the 1.2?:shock:

It has to be made right (by calibration or exchange) for sure, and since they've got your money, it should be done quickly, and that may be an exchange.

<naive mode>
The vendor, surely, will send the current lens off for recalibration anyway, won't they? Won't they? <gasp> They wouldn't just put it back on the shelf, surely?
</ naive mode>

It's a PITA, but that's how it is now that Canon have delegated the last QC inspection to the buyer.




  
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Oct 27, 2007 23:39 as a reply to  @ xarqi's post |  #5

hey your framed Paris set is crooked.....:lol:




  
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Oct 27, 2007 23:44 |  #6

xarqi wrote in post #4204318 (external link)
-Ask for a free upgrade to the 1.2?:shock:

It has to be made right (by calibration or exchange) for sure, and since they've got your money, it should be done quickly, and that may be an exchange.

<naive mode>
The vendor, surely, will send the current lens off for recalibration anyway, won't they? Won't they? <gasp> They wouldn't just put it back on the shelf, surely?
</ naive mode>

It's a PITA, but that's how it is now that Canon have delegated the last QC inspection to the buyer.

Agree! It is a vicious circle. I like Samy's, but I am not sure what they do with the lenses photogs exchange. from my own experiences, all of he lenses I have needed some Canon love...

Hmm...free upgrade to the 1.2L ...what if the lens also...;)

It is an uphill batlle I know. exchange, exchange, exchange...wow this one is good copy...or just send/drop at canon's service center...plus I like the irvine service center...they have given so much love to my lenses and 30D...


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Oct 27, 2007 23:49 |  #7

All things being equal (whatever that means) I'd rather get a calibration done under warranty - that way, you are fixing a known issue rather than just taking another spin of the wheel and wishing for luck. I know that others here disagree with this stance, and among them are some whose opinions I value highly, so it is awkward.




  
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Oct 27, 2007 23:53 |  #8

xarqi wrote in post #4204369 (external link)
All things being equal (whatever that means) I'd rather get a calibration done under warranty - that way, you are fixing a known issue rather than just taking another spin of the wheel and wishing for luck. I know that others here disagree with this stance, and among them are some whose opinions I value highly, so it is awkward.

I agree and that is my first task monday...;) will post results.


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hey your framed Paris set is crooked.....:lol:

Needs calibration...;)

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Oct 28, 2007 00:02 |  #10

Waiting on my baby to come back from the doctors in NJ myself. It had a bit of front focusing issues to correct.


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Oct 28, 2007 01:33 |  #11

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Waiting on my baby to come back from the doctors in NJ myself. It had a bit of front focusing issues to correct.

Do you have before shots ?


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Oct 28, 2007 02:22 |  #12

Argh, you bought the last 1.4 at the Santa Ana store - the one I was going to pick up tomorrow! :rolleyes: Oh well, I'll order it on line and save a few $$$.




  
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Oct 28, 2007 03:23 |  #13

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Argh, you bought the last 1.4 at the Santa Ana store - the one I was going to pick up tomorrow! :rolleyes: Oh well, I'll order it on line and save a few $$$.

:cool:

Do a focusing test and see if it is all good to go when it arrives!!!.


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Oct 31, 2007 23:43 |  #14

Well the 50mmf1.4 came back ready to slice garlic...!

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Oct 31, 2007 23:45 |  #15

Just for kicks compared to the $80 L-Getto...;)

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