Hi everyone, I am 18 and just about to go to college.
And yes, I took the leap. Dumped all my money that I had earned into a canon body and that "L" (my 24-105mm)
I was happy for a good couple of months until I compared my copy to another which showed me the many problems of mine...
- stretchy rubber grip that would elongate while use (focus ring)
- super stiff switches that would peel my skin while turning MF to AF (really made me think twice about going to MF!!)
- stiff zoom with weird clunks at the ends of the focal range
- worst of all, I found out that the focus ring is supposed to glide while you use it, and not make this grinding noise when I used it.
So, I turned it into repair up in NJ and explained everything.
They seemed to catch my drift and replaced the grip, checked the stuff, lubricated the focus ring (which now glides).
BUT....... Now there is this clicking noise when ever it starts to focus. just a slight touch will start the click,
Reverse the turning direction and within a few mm of rotation, another click will sound.
When in auto focus, it will click once as it goes in one direction, and if it reverses the sound will come up again.
WTF IS GOING ON WITH MY LENS!? Does anyone know what is going on? Any experience?!
Should I send it in again??? It costs me 17 bucks just to send it in.... which is a lot for me.
I know that some people wills say, "oh kid, just use it, its just a little clicking sound!"
But to me... this is extremely annoying to hear a click when ever I focus.
Every time this thing clicks... I swear... its killing me T_T!