Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Bit of Good News

Early this week I emailed Sun Camera in Vaughn and asked if they still repair the Canon EF 200mm f1.8L, and they said they still repair this lens.  So, today I packed the lens and was ready to drop it off at their repair centre.  On my way out, I thought, let's try it one more time.  Mounted the lens on the 1D III and when I turned the focus ring, it moved!  I then tested the AF and it also worked.  I don't know how the lens just healed itself but I don't care.  This has really made my day.  I can use my favourite lens again.

Sally - Canon 1D Mark III & EF 200mm f1.8L @ f1.8. Click for larger.

7 comments:

  1. happy for you! you have your prodigal lens working again.

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    1. Thanks Emmanuel. Prodigal lens indeed :)

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  2. Great news! When I read you post, it made me think of an "issue" I have with my Canon 400mm F/5.6L and how occasionally I need to turn the focusing ring to get the AF to start. I had thought that it was a camera issue as it started to do this when I picked up a used 40D and it did do the same thing with my Canon 70-200mm F/4L, so I am leaning more to a camera issue. My other camera is an aging Canon 20D, so can't really test it with that camera to really narrow down the problem. Looking forward to any updates you may have with the 200mm F/1.8L. Mahalo, Thomas

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    1. Thomas, I tried the lens on both the XSi and T2i and both caused the camera to shut down and needed to remove the batteries to revive them. So, I am pretty sure it was the lens. Have not tried the lens on the other cameras after it healed itself yet. Hopefully this problem won't come back.

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  3. Is that lens weather sealed? If it isn't then perhaps the weather got to it. Rain and humidity?

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    1. Chester, this lens is not weather sealed. It might have been humidity. Hopefully I won't have this "problem" again.

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