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    Dead Canon 50mm 1.8 lens??

    I went to a bereavement session last month and I tried to use my 50mm 1.8 on my canon 40d but it wouldnt focus or move at all. I was so glad that I remembered to put in my other lens on my way out at 12am. Is there anything that I can do or check to see if this lens is no good anymore? I really love this lens and I if its no good Im will need to buy another one ASAP.

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    Try it on another Camera, If it does'nt work , Get a new one , Not worth fixing at the low cost new
    Canon : 30D, and sometimes the 5D mkIII , Sigma 10-20, 50mm 1.8, Canon 24-105 f4 L , On loan Sigma 120-400 DG and Canon 17 - 40 f4 L , Cokin Filters




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    Clean the contacts o nthe back of the lens and see if that helps.

    Otherwise, buy yourself the 1.4 version next time.
    It's better built than the 1.8
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    yep clean contacts and try on another camera. Sounds like the auto focus ? I presume you can still manual focus ? any error messages on your cameras LCD ?
    Cheers David.

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    Thanx I will try out what has been suggested

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    I cant manual focus and there isnt any error message

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    $99 Bucks is cheap, http://www.camerasdirect.com.au/came...-1/50mm-lenses

    PS : BTW Plonk these guys are on the Goldie, You can order on line or go to the new store to have a look or pickup
    Last edited by William; 28-10-2011 at 2:05pm.

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    Yep that's the one downside with these little lenses, when they die they aren't heavy enough to become a paper weight. Sounds like a new ones in order. $99 , cheaper than used on eBay !

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    Thanx guys I hadnt seen these last few replies until today. Hadnt been on as a friend of mine passed. I did buy a new lens but paid $140 with postage. Damn it I didnt know this place was around. They are pretty good with their prices.

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