tonylong wrote in post #13499625
Alex, what does
happen when you try to AF? Also, when you switch to MF can you manually focus over the whole range?
I ask because as was said, the 50 AF can get thrown out of whack but it can also limit the MF range. At any rate, a "fix" requires taking the lens apart, so it would need to go into the shop.
I can use MF over the whole range. Close, far and everything in between. If its focused on something far, and I go focus on something close(AF is on right now) it will focus. But when I go to focus it back on something far, it doesn't.
digital paradise wrote in post #13499632
I'm a little confused. This is your first lens? I just looked at your site. What have you been doing?
mguffin wrote in post #13499694
Yes, confusing... maybe only rented lenses...? OP said "buy my own lens"...
Haha, yeah. BUY my own lens. I've been blessed with many, many great people(with wonderful equipment) in my life that let me barrow their stuff for my shoots... Slowly being able to save $$$ and buy the stuff for myself!
imjason wrote in post #13499930
when you half press the shutter, does the motor in the lens even attempt to focus?
op i would also try it on another body. eliminate the chance that the problem is the lens and not the body. if it works on another body, then it might be your body and not your lens. if your boss recommended the lens, i assume he or she has experience with the lens, you can try your 50 on your boss' camera bodies.
I can't even hear the motor when i press the focus button(I use back focus...) Like its not even there...
It might be my body, but I doubt it... I called my boss and he actually had the same problem with the same lens from Adorama. He sent it back for an exchange and the new one works just fine.... we're thinking they just send this one out every time. haha.
Genmai wrote in post #13500035
My guess is that you're either too close or it is too dark. I think the minimum distance for that lens is 1.5 feet under which the lens won't focus. Also, as others have mentioned above, the AF won't work if the lighting is way too dark.
Well what's weird is that the AF works on closer things. I point it at a brightly lit(Because I thought the same thing at first.. everything is to dark) picture frame 15ft away and it won't do a thing... Unless I need to point it at the sun to have it be bright enough... hahaha.
I called Adorama. And they said to send it back and they'll send me a new one. Covering my shipping and jazz so I'm not loosing anything(but time...). If the new has this problem I'll just refund it and buy it new from Canon.
Thanks for the help, everyone!!!!