14mm DOA

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Kafn8td, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td FujiXspot Rookie

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    Oct 18, 2013
    I received my 14mm today and it is DOA. Put it on my X-pro1 and it refused to focus. hmmmm 35, 18-55 and 60 work fine. Checked the software on the 14 and it was 3.0, so updated it to 3.10. Still no luck.

    Anyone have any ideas before I get an RA from B&H?
     
  2. alans

    alans FujiXspot Regular

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    Oct 31, 2013
    What position is the focus ring in? If it's pulled back, it;s in the MF mode.
     
  3. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Jul 28, 2013
    Yeah. That could in fact be it.

    Push the focus ring forward.

    If it is DOA, you call B&H on the phone and talk to customer service.
     
  4. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td FujiXspot Rookie

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    Oct 18, 2013
    I took my wife to the airport, stopped off for dinner and when I got home I remounted the lens...I'll be darn if the focus ring didn't push forward on accident. Whew I feel a lot better. Thanks for the replies.
     
  5. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Jul 28, 2013
    It's one of the nicest features of that lens (and the new 23mm as well) -- unless you move it accidentally, lol. Glad it's okay.
     
  6. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td FujiXspot Rookie

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    Oct 18, 2013
    :) thanks for the help. 23 is next, I'll try to remember that.
     
  7. Miserere

    Miserere FujiXspot Regular

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    Dec 9, 2013
    Boston, MA
    Do you feel like someone asked you if your computer was turned on when you complained the DVD drive didn't work? :p
     
  8. capodave

    capodave FujiXspot Veteran

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    Dave Kavlich
    I've done that.
     
  9. alans

    alans FujiXspot Regular

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    Oct 31, 2013
    Now you can go and find out how fine a lens the 14mm is. Enjoy!
     
  10. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td FujiXspot Rookie

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    Oct 18, 2013
    Pretty embarrassing really. Didn't bother to RTFM, but I knew my Fuji brethren would assist.
     
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  11. Miserere

    Miserere FujiXspot Regular

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    Dec 9, 2013
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    Who needs a manual when you have these fora? ;)
     
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  12. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Jul 28, 2013
    And we fawn all over new members so you have both fora and fawna.... oh gosh, did I really say that?...
     
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  13. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    It's funny, as I remember at least half a dozen different forum users who complained about faulty 14mm and 23mm lenses. A few even returned them to their dealer and started shitstorms about Fuji's utter lack of quality control and build quality.

    Fuji might want consider abandoning this MF clutch technology, as it seems to create a lot of customer satisfaction problems. Not to mention that the MF clutch implementation has actual issues that I have already written about.
     
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  14. BigTam

    BigTam FujiXspot Regular

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    Ron
    Yes, you did. Stand in the corner while we design a suitable pun-ishment ...
     
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  15. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td FujiXspot Rookie

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    Oct 18, 2013
    where's the forehead slap emoticon?
     
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  16. Miserere

    Miserere FujiXspot Regular

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    Dec 9, 2013
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    I'm pretty sure one of the first pages of these lenses' manual alerts you to how the clutch mechanism works (not to mention every single review out there). Do people really return products without RTFM'ing?

    I'm having a love-hate relationship with the clutch-focus. On the one hand, I love the hard stops and well-defined focus-to-turn relationship, meaning that, unlike the 35mm, the speed at which I turn the focus ring doesn't affect how much the focus plane moves. Basically, the 14mm and 23mm focus manually just like old-school (and most modern) lenses.

    On the other hand, I miss not having the option to AF via the AF-L button, because I will generally forget to push the clutch forward before hitting it.

    I'm going to sit on the fence about this one, but I will say that I'm much, much, much happier manually focusing the 14mm and 23mm than the 35mm.
     
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  17. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

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    Rico Pfirstinger
    Indeed, Not to mention losing the electronic distance/DOF scale.
     
  18. Miserere

    Miserere FujiXspot Regular

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    Dec 9, 2013
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    Yeah, why is that? It's not like all of a sudden you would stop wanting DoF info in the EVF.
     
  19. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    Because Fuji is using a different CoC on their engraved scales. When I pointed out this difference, instead of fixing it, they just removed the electronic scale. It was still there in the initial firmware version.
     
  20. Nic

    Nic FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 5, 2013
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    The same concerns get raised frequently by new owners of Olympus lenses with manual focus clutches that think their lens is faulty. I had a few Sigma and Tamron DSLR lenses in years past that required you pull back on a clutch to switch between AF and MF but they all had clear markings on the lens to show which mode they were in.