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Aug 03, 2009 14:12 |  #196

In the Canon world I would have to say the 24mm f/2.8 is the worst. I didn't get into Canon until way late and only use the best primes.




  
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Aug 03, 2009 14:12 |  #197

Canon 50mm 1.4...Each of the 3 copies I acquired has a failed focus motor. Never got to try it.




  
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Aug 03, 2009 14:16 |  #198

EF 75-300 II Dont think I even used it, bought it for a trip to a mountain, ended up leaving it in the bag all the time , sold it on ebay as soon as i got back..... thought it would be better than lagging the 70-200 around... in the end only used a 17-35..... ahh well lesson learned again.... and again ... and again....


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Aug 03, 2009 23:06 |  #199

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EF 75-300 II Dont think I even used it, bought it for a trip to a mountain, ended up leaving it in the bag all the time , sold it on ebay as soon as i got back..... thought it would be better than lagging the 70-200 around... in the end only used a 17-35..... ahh well lesson learned again.... and again ... and again....

Which 17-35?? Just curious


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Aug 03, 2009 23:24 as a reply to  @ KenjiS's post |  #200

The EF-S 18-55 IS (450D Kit Lens). When I first bought my DSLR and used this lens I was so disappointed because I couldn't tell the difference from my point and shoot.


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Aug 04, 2009 00:54 |  #201

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so theres no such thing as a bad copy, just a bad photographer? with respect, people who splash out on a specialised lens like a 24-70 f2.8 L actually *do* have some photographic skills and would have an expectation of how a lens like that should perform from seeing samples and their own research.

i'm more than happy to charge $1,200 for my piece of 'junk' to someone willing to pay for it

are you of the impression that only people who can afford this lens should buy it and shut up if they don't get a good copy?

im most envious of folks who have a good copy of this lens..but unlike you, i have a great deal of empathy for others who have been basically ripped-off for buying this hit and miss bit of glass.

what amazes me is those who think bad copies dont exist simply because they havn't been stung big time financially for one.lets hope it never happens to you...because it might be pilot error, right?

Talk about over-reacting......

I never said that there's no such thing as a defective lens. Anything that is mass-produced is subject to incorrect assembly or calibration, even expensive L glass.

What I did say was that I find it highly unlikely that someone would get 6 "bad" copies of a particular lens. At that point I'd be looking elsewhere for the problem.

I'm also finding it hard to believe that the problem could not be fixed if it were indeed a mis-calibrated lens instead of the purchaser being forced to take a bath.

I'm very familiar with pilot error, and guilty of it often myself, and sorry but I'll still strongly disagree with your assesment of this lens as a "hit-or-miss piece of junk", as will thousands of pros and amateurs alike using it daily.




  
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Aug 04, 2009 10:55 |  #202

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Talk about over-reacting......

I never said that there's no such thing as a defective lens. Anything that is mass-produced is subject to incorrect assembly or calibration, even expensive L glass.

What I did say was that I find it highly unlikely that someone would get 6 "bad" copies of a particular lens. At that point I'd be looking elsewhere for the problem.

I'm also finding it hard to believe that the problem could not be fixed if it were indeed a mis-calibrated lens instead of the purchaser being forced to take a bath.

I'm very familiar with pilot error, and guilty of it often myself, and sorry but I'll still strongly disagree with your assesment of this lens as a "hit-or-miss piece of junk", as will thousands of pros and amateurs alike using it daily.

Agreed. The issue could be; the photographer is an idiot (although that wasn't stated as an option by Dennis, just added in the reply), the photographer has unrealistic expectations, the camera body has a fault, or the reseller is ripping you off. And yes, by some minute chance you could have managed to get 6 problem lenses in a row out of the vast numbers of perfectly functional ones on the market. Of those options though, that is far and away the least likely.


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Aug 04, 2009 11:04 |  #203

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Agreed. The issue could be; the photographer is an idiot (although that wasn't stated as an option by Dennis, just added in the reply), the photographer has unrealistic expectations, the camera body has a fault, or the reseller is ripping you off. And yes, by some minute chance you could have managed to get 6 problem lenses in a row out of the vast numbers of perfectly functional ones on the market. Of those options though, that is far and away the least likely.

What's the chance of buying 11 of the same lens at the one time and one (or more) being below par??


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Aug 04, 2009 11:10 |  #204

Flagada2009 wrote in post #8391648 (external link)
Canon 50mm 1.4...Each of the 3 copies I acquired has a failed focus motor. Never got to try it.

Wow, that's really too bad. I guess I'm fortunate that mine worked (and still works) great, even after buying it second hand through Craigslist.


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Aug 04, 2009 11:16 as a reply to  @ yogestee's post |  #205

1200mm f/5.6L USM

I put my house on collateral for this one. Lost my house, family, and broke my back carrying it.

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Aug 04, 2009 11:47 |  #206

50 1.8


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Aug 04, 2009 12:23 |  #207

This thread is pretty cool. I can't really say I have a worst lens cause I only got one, LOL. How about making a thread on "everyone's favorite lens."


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Aug 04, 2009 12:37 |  #208

oddly enough....my 24-70L

I hate that giant piece of ****. I cant wait for a new revision.

its been to canon 4 times since i got it 2.5 years ago.




  
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Aug 04, 2009 13:10 |  #209

enilm wrote in post #8397534 (external link)
This thread is pretty cool. I can't really say I have a worst lens cause I only got one, LOL. How about making a thread on "everyone's favorite lens."

I think there already is one XD


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Aug 05, 2009 02:50 |  #210

I haven't owned many lenses, but wow did I hate the Canon 18-55 f3.5-5.6
After getting the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 the difference was night and day


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