Disaster!

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  1. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I am just so effing p***ed! I was shooting at an animal shelter downtown Jackson (volunteered to shoot for them instead of a cash donation) and I realized that the 28-135 USM IS lens has died on me! :madmad::madmad::madmad:

    It wouldn't focus, it wouldn't zoom properly. So I took it off and put it back in the bag. I heard a rattle inside, like something came lose.

    Any of you experienced that? Is it a lost cause? Or should I send it to Canon USA to have a look? If it needs repair I might just have to get another one.

    Grrrrrrr.........
     
  2. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Send it to Canon USA for a look. I went through a Canon retailer and they soaked up the cost of shipment.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Send it off to be inspected - best thing you can do.
    And then get a quote for repaires and work out if its worth repair costs vs a new one --- I take it that its well out of warrenty.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    sounds very serious. After shooting with USM lenses for 16 years now, I never had a case like that. I would send it in. If you still have warranty you simply might get a new lens.
     
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  6. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    +2

    If you are hearing a rattle from inside then a screw has come loose.
     
  7. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yeah, it wasn't much of a fix, after all. I paid something like $88 plus shipping, all in all about $100. They fixed it and no parts were needed which tells me a retaining screw came lose. Glad I don't have to spend $400+ for a new one. Phew!...

    The lens should be back in less than a week. :thumbup:
     
  8. MissMia

    MissMia TPF Noob!

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    That's great news!
     
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    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    Wow, good to hear!
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    good news!!
     
  11. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yay! Lens arrived back today, serviced by Canon. They returned it to the original factory specs, even cleaned the inner cells of the lenses, where I had a few small dust specs. It's like a new lens!!! Canon rocks!! Now the lens is quieter, focuses faster and I can appreciate it more thank before.
     
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    MissMia TPF Noob!

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    That's great news! Just in time for the holiday weekend. :D
     

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