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10 Dec 2011 7:03PM   Views : 1608 Unique : 1130

Last night my daughter had a stall at a Christmas fair, and I thought I'd go and have a look, and decided to take my camera.

Since I don't like the harshness of flash light very much, I thought it would be a good idea to take my fastest lens, a 50mm 1.8 Mk I. I don't use it very often, but I do like it, because it performs under the most difficult lighting circumstances.

Or maybe I should say performed. Because when I switched on my 20D and tried to focus, there was a sound like the camera was trying to get the lens to do something, while the lens wasn't cooperating. I checked if the switch was on autofocus, and it was. I tried different things, but my conclusion had to be that the lens is stuck - it won't focus - not even manually!

So no photos from the Christmas fair.

And what do I do with my lens?

Tags: Christmas Focus Lens 50mm Canon Stuck Fair 1.8


colin beeley Plus
14 1.1k 10 England
10 Dec 2011 8:35PM
if i were you i would say i dropped it & claim on my house insurance . the mk I lens is the good one & go for good money.

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conrad 12 10.9k 116
12 Dec 2011 9:28AM
Thanks, Colin. In the meantime, I think I may have found another solution.

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