We’re back from Disney, and I can’t wait to tell y’all about it, but we’re just so knackered + I still need to get around to developing our photos.
In the meantime let me just say that I totally heart Canon. About 10 minutes after we returned home yesterday, Fed Ex arrived with my newly repaired 50mm lens.
I have to thank Ariana for blogging about the issues she’d had with her “nifty-fifty.” It convinced me to send mine in, too. I’d been having a lot of focusing issues with mine, but I just kept thinking operator error. Then I just about had it after the third or fourth time returning to my computer to find only 2 pictures out of hundreds were in focus, no matter how diligent I’d been in my choosing a clear focusing point. I just wanted to cry.
So I felt pretty vindicated when my lens returned yesterday with a repair form that read “It was found that the adjustment of the lens assembly was incorrect; the focus did not operate properly. Electrical adjustments were carried out on the lens assembly. Other inspections and cleanings were carried out.”
I am especially thankful to Canon because since the lens had been a gift I lacked a receipt. They generously accepted the warranty form that was included with the lens in box as proof, even though it was not dated. And they worked fast: I sent in my lens on 6/29 and received it back on 7/6!
Anyway, here’s proof that the lens now seems to be in real working order:
(you can view the photo larger here)
It’s not a perfect photo — there are some issues with noise and the like, and I had to “up” the brightness and exposure because it was a bit dark in the house when I took the shot — but you can see that the eyes are in pretty sharp focus. Heck, you can even see tiny little flecks of dry skin. Success at last!