Upload & Sell: On
Unfortunately, I will need to either try to exchange or get my 56mm repaired...the focus motor has an issue where the clutch won't engage, and so when focused further than about 3-4 feet, if I point the lens up or down a good ways, the focus group slides back, defocusing the shot. There was a point today, trying to take a picture of a building top, at about a 45 degree angle, where it was phyiscally impossible for me to focus the lens on the building as a result. When level (or at a moderate angle)...no issues, when pointed up or down and focused on something a little ways away...bad. I'm honestly not all that surprised...when I got the lens, it made an odd squeaking sound during focusing for about the first two hours...that 'worked its way out,' and was likely the clutch mechanism working its way out. Sucks, but there's always a few lemons in every manufacturered product. I'm going to call B&H and see how they want to handle this given the fact they have none in stock right now...I'd like to keep the lens until an exchange because it works fine for most shooting...I only just noticed this today, and I don't shoot at extreme angles much with it, but obviously it needs to be exchanged or fixed.
Anyway, this is at f/8: