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Manzelle
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Pancake goes splat...


My lovely but clumsy wife dropped the 40mm Pancake not very long ago. It now does not register when mounted on my 50D or her T4i (ERR 01). However, it works perfectly on my 5D2. Why would this be?


Oct 09, 2012 at 01:22 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Pancake goes splat...


I dunno, but tell her you need to sell the 50d and rebel for a second 5d2!


Oct 09, 2012 at 01:34 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Pancake goes splat...


....and she is still your wife


Oct 09, 2012 at 01:51 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Pancake goes splat...


Check all the contacts, make sure they're clean, none of them are bent or mis-aligned? Maybe one of them is just enough out of whack that some of the bodies don't make a good connection.

Also try focussing to as close as it will go, and then to infinity, see if something is catching or if the barrel feels 'off' at any point.

See if it works in manual focus mode?



Oct 09, 2012 at 03:03 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Pancake goes splat...


pixelpix wrote:
....and she is still your wife


Well, a 40 2.8 is very forgivable. On the other hand, a wreaked 200 1.8L/2.0L would probably require some type of intervention or counseling....



Oct 09, 2012 at 03:15 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Pancake goes splat...


It's a cheap lens. Perhaps there is a problem with the firmware.

EBH



Oct 09, 2012 at 03:28 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Pancake goes splat...


....and she is still your wife

My wife and I had a good laught over this.




Oct 09, 2012 at 03:41 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Pancake goes splat...


Access wrote:
Check all the contacts, make sure they're clean, none of them are bent or mis-aligned? Maybe one of them is just enough out of whack that some of the bodies don't make a good connection.

Also try focussing to as close as it will go, and then to infinity, see if something is catching or if the barrel feels 'off' at any point.

See if it works in manual focus mode?


+1

The lens isn't communicating with the body. Examine the rear of the lens carefully and gently rub a pink eraser on the lens contacts. Make sure no debris is left behind before re-attaching the lens to a body.

Here's a link to what the rear of the lens looks like.

link



Oct 09, 2012 at 04:50 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Pancake goes splat...


I think it's broken.

It's probably less expensive to buy a new one than to get it fixed. That's what happened last year when I dropped my brand new 1.4x Mk III Extender.

Anyway, you should be able to get a free estimate from Canon Service.



Oct 09, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Pancake goes splat...


Should be new enough to be under warranty still?

Send it to Canon and tell them it stopped working....



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Pancake goes splat...


kevdav wrote:
My wife and I had a good laught over this.


Had me rolling lol :-)

My wife would drop all of my gear just for saying this.



Oct 09, 2012 at 04:27 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Pancake goes splat...


Should be new enough to be under warranty still?

Pretty sure the warranty doesn't cover "dropped due to clumsiness".

John



Oct 09, 2012 at 04:33 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Pancake goes splat...


May I suggest...

http://jeffersonposter.smugmug.com/photos/i-KjndzJL/0/XL/i-KjndzJL-XL.jpg




Oct 09, 2012 at 05:47 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Pancake goes splat...


BluesWest wrote:
Pretty sure the warranty doesn't cover "dropped due to clumsiness".

John


This.



Oct 09, 2012 at 06:45 PM
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Pretty sure the warranty doesn't cover "dropped due to clumsiness".

John


The warranty on the lens or the warranty on the wife?



Oct 09, 2012 at 08:02 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Pancake goes splat...


You know, I find it very interesting how much sarcasm is used on these forums. Granted, the sarcasm on this post is very funny

I've been reading random forums on FM for a very long time though (just joined because I didn't realize that gmail was an acceptable email -_-)



Oct 10, 2012 at 09:49 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Pancake goes splat...


Hi synomis192,

Welcome to FM. I mean, Welcome to FM

Jim



Oct 10, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Pancake goes splat...


My wife dropped a 100-400 because she was chatting while changing lenses :P
we had words..



Oct 10, 2012 at 04:21 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Pancake goes splat...


Thaaak yoou sir


Oct 11, 2012 at 03:20 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Pancake goes splat...


Actually the lens would be tastier and easier to digest than my second wife's real pancakes.


Oct 11, 2012 at 12:37 PM





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