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Oct 05, 2009 19:25 |  #1

I have lost my manual for my used 17-35mm lens. I would like to know if anyone has a pdf version that I could use to print out.

I am also having problems getting the lens to not produce an over-exposed image. I use the lens on my Rebel XSi and am having all sorts of problems whenever there is sky in the photo. Blown out. In manual, stop it down and the whole image is very very dark.

Any ideas?
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Oct 05, 2009 19:28 |  #2
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dutchqmomma wrote in post #8767180 (external link)
I have lost my manual for my used 17-35mm lens. I would like to know if anyone has a pdf version that I could use to print out.

That thing is empty, just like basically any lens manual.
Why would you waste paper on that?
What do you want to know?


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Oct 05, 2009 19:36 |  #3

Welcome to the forum :-)

I can't help you with the lens manual, but regarding your second problem, it sounds like a simple case of there being too great a contrast range to capture in one photograph.

There are a number of ways around this problem. A common way is to use a gradient ND (neutral density) filter to balance the exposure (the dark part of the filter goes over the sky area to reduce brightness). Also you could take more than one exposure, exposing for each area in your scene (eg, one for land and one for sky), then combining them digitally on your computer (eg, using layer masks in Photoshop). Finally you could mitigate these difficulties by choosing carefully where you photograph. Photographing into the light will be the most problematic, whereas photographing with, for example, the sun behind you, will give you the best conditions for achieving a workable balance between the brightness of the land and the sky.

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Oct 06, 2009 07:22 as a reply to  @ Mike-DT6's post |  #4

I've had this lens for years and have not experienced any unusual metering/exposure issues. I think Mike is right-on with his explanation. I'll look for my manual, but as I've had this lens since it was first introduced in the 90's I doubt I'll ever find it.




  
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Oct 07, 2009 11:10 |  #5

I would just like a pdf version of the manual to check that I am doing nothing wrong while using the lens.
Thanks for the help!
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Oct 07, 2009 11:15 |  #6
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dutchqmomma wrote in post #8778000 (external link)
I would just like a pdf version of the manual to check that I am doing nothing wrong while using the lens.
Thanks for the help!
dutch

I told you the manual is empty. (Actually, have you ever seen a Canon lens manual?) I really don't see what you can get from it.


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dutchqmomma wrote in post #8767180 (external link)
In manual, stop it down and the whole image is very very dark.

Do you mean in manual mode (MF on the lens) or M shooting mode?

I hope you realize that both things are totally unrelated to stopping it down. Of course, M mode is one of the many ways to stop down a lens, but I'd be very surprised to learn that "stopping it down only in M mode" (as it seems to be) makes it dark...


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Oct 07, 2009 11:19 |  #8

There's not much to a lens. Attach to camera, put the switch to AF for autofocus, MF for manual focus, take picture. There are no other setting for the lens that you could be screwing up. It is probably your camera settings or metering if anything - which are not lens related.


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Could it be the rear element which doesn't have the coating for DSLRs ?


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dutchqmomma wrote in post #8767180 (external link)
In manual, stop it down and the whole image is very very dark.

Don't touch M.
Stick with Av if you wanna stop it down.


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Oct 07, 2009 11:41 |  #11

Rodinal wrote in post #8778110 (external link)
Don't touch M.
Stick with Av if you wanna stop it down.

Or learn to use M

Indeed, it sounds as stated above...Basic exposure mistake, Nothing to do with your lens


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Oct 07, 2009 11:45 |  #12
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Read the XSi manual.
Have fun! and post some samples.


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Oct 07, 2009 14:04 |  #13

I had a look around but couldn't find much. This review and subsequent comments section might provide some helpful user information:

http://photo.net/equip​ment/canon/17-35 (external link)

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