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Grab a Nifty, dude. 100 bucks and return it if you absolutely hate it (which you won't).
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Originally Posted by ljason8eg;15205110 
Well, I actually got someone on the phone that knew what they were talking about. He pulled up the repair logs and noticed they've replaced the same thing (lens assembly) 3 times. He wondered why it kept being replaced if didn't fix the problem after the first time. He also noted that the "brains" of the lens (which I'm guessing is the circuit board and all other electronic parts??) have not been touched. Now this got me thinking well crap, if it doesn't focus right, maybe something to do with the electronics is bad? I dunno how it all works though.

In any case, they want it back again to replace these "brains." Talked to two different people and again the only way they'll replace the lens is if they deem it to be unrepairable (it should be unrepairable since its costing them more than the lens is worth to perform the repair). Sooo back it goes again, and now I'm left with no fast lens for Charlotte but oh well not much I can do.

If I had known this earlier, I would have sent you mine for the weekend. frown.gif (unless you found something wrong with mine, at which point I would have raged. hard.)
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Originally Posted by ljason8eg;15205110 
Well, I actually got someone on the phone that knew what they were talking about. He pulled up the repair logs and noticed they've replaced the same thing (lens assembly) 3 times. He wondered why it kept being replaced if didn't fix the problem after the first time. He also noted that the "brains" of the lens (which I'm guessing is the circuit board and all other electronic parts??) have not been touched. Now this got me thinking well crap, if it doesn't focus right, maybe something to do with the electronics is bad? I dunno how it all works though.

In any case, they want it back again to replace these "brains." Talked to two different people and again the only way they'll replace the lens is if they deem it to be unrepairable (it should be unrepairable since its costing them more than the lens is worth to perform the repair). Sooo back it goes again, and now I'm left with no fast lens for Charlotte but oh well not much I can do.

Have you ever tried your 50 on a different body altogether? This would decisively rule out it being a body issue, if trying it on your own bodies to begin with wasn't verifiable enough for Canon.

I don't think there's anyway they test repaired lenses, barring a quick test to see if the AF motor works and acquires. Clearly they aren't looking at actual images from the lens. And I bet every time you send it in, no one is checking any kind of log to see what previous repairs, if any, have been done on the lens. They're just performing the same repair which has worked 9 out of 10 times on most other lenses.

There's a small circular bit of PCB towards the rear of the lens, so this must be the "brains" he mentioned.
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Originally Posted by nuclearjock;15185575 
Had my D3/70-200 VRII in a think tank holster on my desk ready tp leave on a 4:00 AM shoot. Apparently it wasn't balanced properly and fell ~3 feet onto a heavily carpeted floor. No biggie, everything looked fine and off I went. A week later I went to use my 85 f/1.4d on my D3 and got the fEE error on the top LCD. Checked the lens was @ min apeture, still no go. Tried my other "-d" lenses and all no go. "G" lenses were all fine.

Sent to Nikon, bent mount and damaged circuit board, $450!!!!!!eek.gif

F me!

Got my D3 back today, everything's back to normal but I noticed my 70-200 seems to require a bit of extra effort to mount it on a body. Why? because its mount is bent as well!!!!! F me again and the $150 additional I had to spend to have the mount replaced.
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Have you ever tried your 50 on a different body altogether? This would decisively rule out it being a body issue, if trying it on your own bodies to begin with wasn't verifiable enough for Canon.

I don't think there's anyway they test repaired lenses, barring a quick test to see if the AF motor works and acquires. Clearly they aren't looking at actual images from the lens. And I bet every time you send it in, no one is checking any kind of log to see what previous repairs, if any, have been done on the lens. They're just performing the same repair which has worked 9 out of 10 times on most other lenses.

There's a small circular bit of PCB towards the rear of the lens, so this must be the "brains" he mentioned.
I've only tried it on my two bodies, but it does the same exact thing on both. Short of going to a local camera shop, there's no one I know close to me who has a Canon DSLR.

You're probably right about what happens when it goes in for repair. This last time a supervisor was supposed to oversee it and I sent in a CD with sample images but obviously that didn't work.
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so there is a sigma 50 1.4 for sale on potn and it is local to me. the seller has dropped the price to $405 recently.

how rude/irritating do you think it would be if i tried to get it from him for maybe $350 or even $300. he is selling because it is barely used and gets no use. it is 1 year old and includes everything, box and papers and hood and lens of course.

as i am being realistic and would like a sigma 10-20 i dont need one but the 50mm length i use quite a lot especially for basketball and honestly my 50 1.8 is great but the overall IQ is not spectacular and i think the upgrade would help produce images with considerably better contrast and overall IQ and i am pretty certain it will be a little more accurate and faster with the focus
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I would say 325-350 shipped would be a good start, its 500 new. I don't think it would really be rude, he will probably offer you a lower price than 400 or say no at the worst.
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i was going to try and do like i guess $325 and i would be able to pick it up from him locally and he wont have to ship

assuming he goes for that price and i check it out and test it on my camera to make sure it works and all that in the AF department and make sure nothing is funky about it
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i was going to try and do like i guess $325 and i would be able to pick it up from him locally and he wont have to ship

assuming he goes for that price and i check it out and test it on my camera to make sure it works and all that in the AF department and make sure nothing is funky about it

Do it, that would be best, there is nothing like getting a lens that doesn't auto focus correctly lol
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just messaged him offering $325 and would meet him anywhere public in the city to buy and test from him.

i hope he goes for it. i have a pretty good feeling this would be a smart purchase for me. and it will be nice to have a new lens in my kit. i have been feeling pretty down lately from over working myself. i havent even touched my camera in weeks other than for a soccer game :*(
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