Fault with canon 35mm prime lens, any suggestions

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Rory Nolan, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. Rory Nolan

    Rory Nolan Guest

    Hello All,
    My 35mm f2.0 canon lens has recently stopped working correctly. It will not
    auot focus say 50% of the time and will not manual focus if I swithc from af
    to mf whilst the lens is not working. If I turn my camera off and on again
    it sometimes corrects the prob. sometimes not (using canon eos350d).
    Anyone have anysuggestions or easy diy fixes. I live in rural Ireland so
    getting is serviced will be very difficult to say the least.
    Rory Nolan, Oct 12, 2006
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  2. I too have that lens, and the last time I used it on a serious shoot, the
    AF/MF switch fell off, and without any previous warning. Fortunately I found
    it before leaving the venue (It's small and black.). I've stuck it back on
    and mine's now fine again. Suggest yours may be getting loose, or perhaps
    worn. The internal metal activating probe is quite slender. If you do take
    it off, make sure that the internals are set to the same mode before
    replacing the switch and glueing. I think I used Superglue. I'd suggest
    checking whether the switch housing is firmly fixed to the lens body. (Mine
    showed that Canon had used minimal glue.)

    Could email you some snaps if your address works.
    Malcolm Stewart, Oct 13, 2006
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  3. Gee, guys.....Reading these comments really makes me want to trade in all my
    Nikon equipment for Canon stuff.......NOT!
    William Graham, Oct 13, 2006
  4. Rory Nolan

    Rory Nolan Guest

    Hi Malcolm,
    Yes some picswould be of great benefit (the e-mail works:))
    Rory Nolan, Oct 14, 2006

  5. Careful! I also own Nikon kit, and know its shortfalls too!
    Malcolm Stewart, Oct 14, 2006
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