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Registered: ‎07-08-2020

Re: Canon EF 85mm f1.8 auto focus issue

I've  the same issue with my Canon 85mm f/1.8.  The autofocus is jumping forth and backwards.  I've sent to the authorized thechnical assistance.  The answer was:  we are sorry, but it will cost you $ 210 to rapair it.  (a new one lens at B&H Photo costs $ 349).

 

The auto focus just deteriorate after 3 years, even with a low level of use and no accident, fall or colision.  It's a shame.  Consider other brands. The Canon 85mm 1.8 is really not reliable. 

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Registered: ‎01-27-2020

Re: Canon EF 85mm f1.8 auto focus issue

I forgot to report here, but I had exactly the same answer when I took mine to be evaluated. Motor was broken. So I use it as a manual focusing lens.

 

I still have got nice portraits with the lens, and with 5dmkiii you'll get a confirmation when the focus is set correctly so it is totally usable lens this way too.

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