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xopher

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35L "focus stuck" after drop?
« on: January 10, 2013, 07:34:46 PM »
I recently tripped and my 35L gently touched the pavement while in my camera bag. At first, I didn't notice any problems, however, i tried using it at my friend's birthday party and I noticed the something was wrong.
From what I can tell, the lens now suffers from the very common 50 1.4 focus stuck problem.
Have any of you experienced a similar problem? Any idea how much i should expect to pay for the repair? :/
I'd love to get this fixed myself because I'm heading off to vegas on monday and its the only walk around lens i have... canon depot quoted me 10-15 days

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35L "focus stuck" after drop?
« on: January 10, 2013, 07:34:46 PM »

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Re: 35L "focus stuck" after drop?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 08:00:10 PM »
Have you tried checking the auto focus switch? Flip it back and forth to make sure it's not stuck in between?

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Re: 35L "focus stuck" after drop?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 08:01:21 PM »
yes ive tried that. If you look at the distance indicator, it doesn't reach infinity anymore :/ Its now stuck between a certain range

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Re: 35L "focus stuck" after drop?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 11:27:20 PM »
Probably some of the internal plastic parts cracked and broken, plus the lens elements are sure to be decentered.  Send it in for repair and rent a replacement if need be.  This is not a home screwdriver repair job.

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Re: 35L "focus stuck" after drop?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 11:27:20 PM »