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Sep 22, 2010 00:48 |  #1

Well not really crashed, but I dropped my Canon 15mm fisheye and now the focus ring/AF doesnt work.

What do I do? I'd really appreciate it if you'd tell me its an easy fix and I can send it to Canon and be a happy camper (like this guy :cool:)




  
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Sep 22, 2010 00:54 |  #2

I hear Canon's coming out with an 8-15mm fisheye. ;)


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Sep 22, 2010 00:56 |  #3

Way to stay positive and punch me in the stomach at the same time. Hard feat

Too bad I'm not in love with fisheye enough to drop that much dough though




  
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Sep 22, 2010 01:03 |  #4

Is the focus ring completely disabled/locked? Or can you still MF with it?

If you cans till MF with it, then I suspect something got dislodged/unplugged(?) within the lens making it unable to feed power to drive the focus motor. Though sadly, I wouldn't know how to fix it. I can only suspect you'll want to start dissecting from the lens mount side.


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Sep 22, 2010 01:04 |  #5

No, can't MF with it. The focus ring turns fine and everything, but sadly it just doesn't do anything.




  
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Sep 22, 2010 01:26 |  #6

cutmasterp wrote in post #10954288 (external link)
No, can't MF with it. The focus ring turns fine and everything, but sadly it just doesn't do anything.

Sounds like a trip to canon then.:(


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Sep 22, 2010 01:51 |  #7

jwcdds wrote in post #10954216 (external link)
I hear Canon's coming out with an 8-15mm fisheye. ;)

lol. I hear that too.




  
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Sep 22, 2010 01:54 |  #8

Ya your in it for about 200-300 bucks im guessing.


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Sep 22, 2010 01:56 |  #9

Not sure about where you live, but had a similar experience recently and Canon (UK) had a standard repair price, presumably whatever the damage.


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Sep 22, 2010 02:12 |  #10

Thanks for the info. I'll probably just put that money towards a more practicle/versatile lens




  
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Sep 22, 2010 08:28 |  #11

I can't say much for the cost of repairing/replacing the lens - but I will say that insurance for cam gear is relatively cheap and probably the best thing one can really do once they've got some gear. I have a rider for my gear and it runs $16 a year for every $1.5k of replacement cost. it's a no deductible - no questions asked policy. They take a copy of the receipt for the gear (they'll even take the paypal/ebay copys if you buy used gear) I look at it this way - at $32 a year for my stuff. it'll take 10 years to make up for even my cheapest piece to pay for itself. I've had to use it once so far. and I have to say the experience was painless.


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