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10 Dec 2011 7:03PM   Views : 2261 Unique : 1592

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
18 1.2k 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.
conrad 16 10.9k 116
12 Dec 2011 9:28AM
Thanks, Colin. In the meantime, I think I may have found another solution.
5 Jul 2017 5:51PM
Hi! I'm having the same issue with my 50mm 1.2. It seems stuck wont focus either way and I've done research and this is the only post that seems relative to my issue. What did yi end up up doing to fix it?! 😩
conrad 16 10.9k 116
6 Jul 2017 1:38PM
Er ... I wish now that I had explained here what I did, because I'm having trouble remembering it. I can remember the problem, even the Christmas event I went to where the lens refused to work, and that later the lens did work again, but I can't for the life of me remember what I did to solve it. Sorry! At least take comfort in the fact that clearly the problem doesn't necessarily have to be unsolvable, but unfortunately I can't remember what to suggest.

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