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10-09-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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Strange lens behavior

I bought my wife a 28-210 Voiglander AF lens.
It seems to focus alright until the focal length is between 150-210, then it will only focus to a certain distance, and once past that point it can't focus (it doesn't search for focus, it can't focus)
When I put it on manual focus the lens barrel only turns to a certain point.. Which is the same place the auto focus stops...then past that distance it is blurry. The beep when focused doesn't go off either.
The lens focuses great until this point
All for stops do the same thing..

Anyone with any ideas?

Thanks

Randy

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In general it seems like a mechanical problem with the lens. Having no experience with Voigtlander lenses, I nevertheless would return the glass within the warranty period.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jmarkku Quote
In general it seems like a mechanical problem with the lens. Having no experience with Voigtlander lenses, I nevertheless would return the glass within the warranty period.
Thanks but it was a already used purchase and it worked fine until now

I guess that's life when you can only afford cheap equipment

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Well, if the lens is worth it you might want to service it. You live as north as I do, and it is costly to start shipping lenses back and forth with the service company...

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Well, if the lens is worth it you might want to service it. You live as north as I do, and it is costly to start shipping lenses back and forth with the service company...
The shipping alone is likely to cost almost as much as the lens is worth

It works great up to around 135-150mm and has great colors.

Thanks for the info

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