Dropped my camera, aperture gone? Help please

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  1. skyee

    skyee TPF Noob!

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    My Lens: Cannon EOS-M

    Hi, I dropped my camera and now everything is dark and blurry, Also there is a ring that i can see in side the lens, it moves a lil when i shake the lens. Also, Nothing happens when i change the aperture.
    Please help, Is it the aperture thats broken? or loose? Is it repairable?
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    I think it's safe to say that it's broken, yes. Can it be repaired? Possibly. Is it economically feasible? Unlikely. I would suggest looking for a replacement on eBay and similar places.
     
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    I'm sure its well and truly broken.
    It is probably cheaper to find a used replacement but there are repair houses that will do an evaluation for a nominal fee that can be applied to the repair.

    Do you have another lens to try? It is likely that the camera may have issues as well.
     
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    skyee TPF Noob!

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    thanks for the reply guys, no, i dont have any other lens,
    and i do not think the camera is broken, everything seems like normal.
    I will go the the repair centre tomorrow to see what's what. I hope the aperture ring is just misaligned and can be fixed. :(
     
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    From the image it appears as if an internal element has become dislodged/broken and is now free floating within the lens. It may be cheaper in the long run to replace as there may be more issues than what is currently known.

    I would suggest having both the lens and camera looked at and then deciding an appropriate course of action.
     
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    Thanks zombiesniper, i think the same, the part moves when i shake the lens slightly ;(
     
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    Hope it gets resolved with minimal expense.
     
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    Well look on the bright side, I dropped my Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 and broke it. So at least you're not me :(
     
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    So, I got it fixed, Yippie :D
    A part was broken inside, the guy patched it, and also one of the aperture blades were loose.
    Cost me around 50 dollars
     
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    @BillM .. aw man, that would give me a mini heart attack, Did u get it repaired tho? :O
     
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    If it were a Leica lens you could have sent it to a tech, waited 10 months and be charged $475.
     
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    Great news. I'm glad it was resolved without having an empty wallet.
     
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