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Is it worth buying a broken lens and fix it

Hello, I was just wondering if it makes sense to buy a broken lens and have Canon repair it? The lens in question is Canon 300mm F2.8 USM IS mark 1. Per the seller, the housing broke (where the lens connects to the camera). No other visible signs of ...

limvo05 by Super Contributor
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EFS 18-55 Lens Questions

Hi All,  I am still testing and experimenting with the "new" 80d I got. My question is, is this EFS 18-55 any good? It's the cheapie that came with the camera and the same one as I had on my 40d (the one with the 80d is much newer manufacture than th...

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Should you pay extra for IS?

Hi All, I would like to know your thought on paying extra for IS. Do you really need IS for 300mm and beyond? I am keen at getting either 300 or 400 mm lens for bird photography. That said, I found myself shooting mostly with a tripod. Thanks.

limvo05 by Super Contributor
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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro lens issue

Hi everyone, I am having a slight issue with this lens at the moment. All of a sudden the focusing on this lens doesn't seem as good as it was? It doesn't seem as sharp. I didn't have an issue with it before, it was always taking superb and clear pic...

EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM Autofocus Issue

Hello,I hope that any of you can provide some direction. I was going to use this lens with my 5D Mark II this morning and noticed that the autofocus wasn't working. Checked and double checked my settings and didn't find anything wrong with them. My s...

Lens ratting

I have noticed a slight rattle in the rf 35mm f1.8 lens. It ahappens whe I slightly shake the lens and autofocus in picture mode. It is silent in video mode. Is this normal? 

Resolved! 100-400mm MK2 focusing issue

So this is a new 100-400 MK2 on an 80D. My settings are:1 point manual focus, evaluating metering, back button focus, single shooting, and AI servo. The issue is it (with full AF setting on the lens) would focus at 400mm on a far object fine, however...

beastbeef by Occasional Contributor
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Repairing Zoom 18-55mm

Hey All, Hoping to get some help here. The other day I dropped my camera a couple of feet and it landed on the end of my 18-55mm lense. It seems to have jammed the lense back, and now it gets stuck between 24 and 35mm and needs to be forced through. ...

bconnolly by New Contributor
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550d aka Rebel T2i aka Kiss X4 best lens for jewelry video ?

fyi: I am a 76 year old American man in Thailand in poor health, and I have never shot video on any camera. I thak you in advance for your patience. I have the standard kit lens, and the Canon 108 macro f 2.8 (older model, not L). Scenario: small jew...

billwoo by New Contributor
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Macro lens or Extension Tube

Hi All, With the lockdown, I am thinking of playing around with macro photography. I was thinking of getting a dedicated macro lens like the 100mm f/2.8, but then I saw some youtube videos of people playing with extension tubes. I have a 24-70mm f/2....

limvo05 by Super Contributor
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Resolved! Canon 75-300mm III Lens not sharp

I've had this lens for many years and tried everything from diffrent bodies (eos Rebel and t5) and still all of my shots (Near or Far) are not clear. I have to photoshop everyone of them to get them clear. Is it the lens or something else?

scapilot by Occasional Contributor
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Blurry images with 70-300 IS lens

Hi. New here. I've had a 70D for a couple of years now, and I will freely admit this is too much camera for me. It requires too much thinking and remembering on my end. That said, I can typically do fine with it. However, I've run into an issue that ...

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dcomiskey by New Contributor
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Looking at two lenses, will they both fit?

So  I have upgraded to the 22 mm pancake lens and just today got my 32mm for the m-50, excited to try it tomorrow.I now want to get one more versatile lens that hopefully will work on my 6D 2 and the m-50 so I'm torn bewtwen the I want it to work on ...

FidoQ by Occasional Contributor
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