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30-AUG-2008 Lady D.

Rathtrevor Beach Trail

Sob, Sob, went out today and took my Canon 16-35mm f/2.8.L Don't use the lens much and after about 4 shots bingo the auto focus decided to stop working. tried it on my husbands camera and was the same so I knew it was the lens not the camera. just a few clunks so switched the lens to manual and I was surprised to find it was no problem using the lens and focusing manually just a small finger movement on the focus ring and right in focus, even got a beep and light. I am debating if I should send it to Canon for repair as it is out of warranty or just work with it in manual. I took 60 images and everyone was in focus using the lens in manual. It is wide-angle I use for landscapes so there is always lots of time.

Canon EOS 40D ,Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
1/500s f/11.0 at 16.0mm iso400
full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
waterfalls man11-Jul-2009 03:32
Beautiful Shot & Comp V
Guest 29-Sep-2008 14:51
Just beautiful!! I find old fences like this fascinating. Awesome work.
Shayne10-Sep-2008 16:57
very pleasing composition ~ nicely done
Steve Highfield05-Sep-2008 16:19
Stick to manual if you can keep them like this beauty,Jess. *
For general landscape work, the easiest way to ensure front to back sharpness is to focus on infinity and don't go below f7.
Hank Vander Velde03-Sep-2008 16:36
Beautiful scene/image Jess. No need to get the lens fixed with images like these. V.
Joanne Kamo02-Sep-2008 12:37
Amazing composition and clarity, makes you wonder what's around the bend. V
Simon Chandler02-Sep-2008 08:58
Beautiful compostion with great dof. v

For the kind of work as in this image, manual focus is the way to go. Usually using hyperfocal distance. Of course it is always nice to have the lens fixed.
Jay Levin02-Sep-2008 05:24
Beautiful scene, Jess, perfectly composed. Vote
Guest 02-Sep-2008 02:19
Awesome Jess!
Yi Feng02-Sep-2008 00:41
Beautiful landscape shot! Wish I could walk there! V
Manas Khan02-Sep-2008 00:22
Outstanding composition! Beautiful shot! GMV
Guest 02-Sep-2008 00:10
Excellent composition! Wonderful old fence... Excellent!
s_barbour01-Sep-2008 15:56
This is such a beautiful, inviting image Jess. The pathway really draws the eye into the image. Very well composed...and focused!
Guest 01-Sep-2008 15:36
Beautiful Shot & Comp V
fdt01-Sep-2008 08:00
Beautiful capture. Excellent composition. f
Katie Chew01-Sep-2008 01:39
Beautiful image.
Carol Rollins31-Aug-2008 18:57
Fabulous comp and image Jess.
Manual focus works! V
Marco Valk31-Aug-2008 17:21
great capture. very nice composition. gmv
Guest 31-Aug-2008 17:12
Superb image, Jess. Very sharp well composed. V. I would call canon support. You might also try cleaning your contacts on both the lens and the camera.
Nick Powell31-Aug-2008 16:33
Bad luck with your lens, but a beautifully composed image. V
john savage31-Aug-2008 15:58
beautiful image, nice work with the manual focus. V
Guest 31-Aug-2008 14:21
Lovely image the sky makes it for me.
Char31-Aug-2008 13:05
Hi Jess,
A fantastic capture of this wonderful scene. Perfect perspective. \/
Guest 31-Aug-2008 06:01
Beautifully composed landscape with an inviting feeling. I am sorry about your lens but your manual focus worked very well. Maybe you don't need auto focus!
shatterbug31-Aug-2008 04:50
A lovely composition, with beautiful light! You did well with MF, and are right about using it for landscapes, but I would call Canon anyway and see what they say..
bill 31-Aug-2008 04:40
That's a beautiful image of a lovely scene Jess. I love the way you composed this shot.
Jean D31-Aug-2008 03:14
Splendid capture of this beautiful scene, Jess! The manual focus works fine!! ~V~
Guest 31-Aug-2008 02:31
What an inviting scene!!
Marianne Venegoni31-Aug-2008 02:25
That's a beautiful image and I'm so sorry about your lens..Canon will fix it for ya. It's OK. You did great with manual focus!
Marcia Colelli31-Aug-2008 02:16
Beautiful scene, nice perspective.
So sorry to hear about the lens. I know it can cost a lot to have it fixed. You have done great with the manual focus. I think I would call first and ask up front how much it would cost. V