Am I normal? Canon EF 50 mm

Started Aug 4, 2011 | Discussions thread
Steve Balcombe
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Re: Am I normal? Canon EF 50 mm
In reply to benfrancisallen, Aug 4, 2011

benfrancisallen wrote:

I recently purchased a new Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens for my 550D. It appears to focus properly but none of the red focus dots light up at all. Is that normal for this type of lens? They light up for my other lens. Anyone know what the problem is?

Just a guess here, which I can't check as I don't have a 550D. The focusing points light up only when the viewfinder is dark. But with an f/1.8 lens the viewfinder is much brighter than say the kit lens - maybe the light happened to be at a level which triggered the red light with your slower lens, but not with the 50/1.8?

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