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Is this normal of a 50 1.8 II?

 
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Dec 04, 2009 16:53 |  #1

Hello all. I have a quick question for you canon 50, 1.8 II owners. Just received my lens today and I noticed something odd happening when I was testing it. When I would focus on a stationary object, the AF would start hunting and it would take a minute to stop.

So the question is, is this a normal phenomena or do I have one of those "Friday" copies?
I don't know what to think now, but I'll give it a chance until I get some opinions here.

Thank you in advance for any input.

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Dec 04, 2009 16:57 |  #2

Hard to say, that lens does tend to hunt more than others, but shouldn't go for that long unless you were in really low light.




  
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Dec 04, 2009 16:58 |  #3

if it's on AI Servo it will hunt..


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Dec 04, 2009 17:06 |  #4

sounds normal to me, my 85L hunts when its on AI Servo even when pointed at the a static object as long as i have focus on. the focus distance scale moves back and forth slightly


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Dec 04, 2009 17:07 |  #5

gonzogolf wrote in post #9136370 (external link)
Hard to say, that lens does tend to hunt more than others, but shouldn't go for that long unless you were in really low light.

My apt is lit up with an incandescent lamp. Hmmm, maybe I'll try it when there's better lighting or brighten it up a bit and give it a go. Thanks gonzo!

Rey.dos wrote in post #9136379 (external link)
if it's on AI Servo it will hunt..

Yup! It sure was in that focus mode too. I'll switch that and try it too. Thanks Rey!


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Dec 04, 2009 17:48 |  #6

Well, the shots aren't coming out like I see them through the VF. I guess I'll keep practicing to find the sweet spot.




  
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Dec 04, 2009 17:58 |  #7

I think the deal is that the viewfinder can't reproduce DOF accurately below 2.8 or something like that, can someone correct me about that? So that might be why your images appear differently. Or it could have nothing to do with it at all.


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Dec 04, 2009 18:26 |  #8

I'm curious to find out too. Help! Anyone?

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Dec 04, 2009 19:24 |  #9

I tried shooting my wife with a end table lamp (60w? bulb) using a nifty and it hunted like crazy! Gotta make sure you focus on the eyes or something with lots of contrast cause the AF sucks on those lenses.


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Dec 04, 2009 21:42 as a reply to  @ DStanic's post |  #10

I have the old 50mm f1.8 MKI metal mount version and it will hunt in low-light.
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Dec 04, 2009 21:45 |  #11

professoryeti wrote in post #9136693 (external link)
I think the deal is that the viewfinder can't reproduce DOF accurately below 2.8 or something like that, can someone correct me about that? So that might be why your images appear differently. Or it could have nothing to do with it at all.

Nothing to do with the viewfinder.


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Dec 04, 2009 21:49 |  #12

in my experience with my fifty, and my 40D...if it hunts too much...usually the shutter is too slow for handholdable speed anyways...


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Dec 04, 2009 21:51 |  #13

I guess I just need a bit of practice and patience to get the shots I want. I think I can manage that.

Thanks to all!!


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Dec 05, 2009 01:31 |  #14

just....... manually set the focus point to center (since it's most sensitive) and pan the frame.


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Dec 05, 2009 02:37 |  #15

It hunts in low light conditions. Perfectly normal for this lens.


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