Dropped my camera, aperture gone? Help please

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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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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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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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thanks for your help too :)
 

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