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| p.3 #1 · canon 24 1.4II on 5d2 |
User222, thanks for the battery trick. NO I have not tried it, and it is an option. Lens is already on the UPS truck back. Given that I generally dont have focusing issues with my other lenses (about 10 of them). If the second copy has the same issue, I will do that.
I also do not believe on sending a copy of brand new lens to canon for calibration. been there, done that. Sometimes, they can fix it, sometimes, they cant. in all cases they send it back saying its fixed. Meantime it will be weeks that I am out of equipment, have to play repeated shipping back (some times) and may end up with a crappy lens that I can no longer return. Then I will have the terrible ethical dilemma of should I unload this on a non suspecting poor guy on FM, POTN, or Craigslist, which I just find morally objectionable. If it does not work right for me out of the box, I have paid premium price for it, and test it thoroughly enough that I am confident its not user error, its going back .
Bobby, the cream of wheat shot, I did 2 in a row at that distance, and they were both out of focus by this much. this is sandwitched between 2 shots (different distances, one closer, on further) of spot on focus, and one of acceptable focus.
yeah i have learned that it is always infinitely better to exchange with store rather than rely on manufacturer's warranties, that all too often leads to utter nightmare and much wasted time and expense.