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100-400L fell off of gimbal mount....

 
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Jul 04, 2011 22:37 |  #1

Yep, it did indeed.....:(

Place it on my Manfrotto 393, thought I had it secured...undoubtedly it wasn't.

Good news is it only fell about 30 inches onto a rug on the hardwood floor nose first. No visible sign of damage. Everything is still nice and round.

Bad news....it wants to focus but can't; neither auto or manual. It's stuck at infinity. The IS is working as well.

Looks like a trip to the doc.

Being that it is a 5 year old lens and definitely out of warranty, I'm thinking very seriously about sending it to MidState Camera Repair in Rhode Island.

Anyone else ever had anything like this happen and what was the outcome?


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Jul 04, 2011 22:59 |  #2

Ouch!:(


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Jul 04, 2011 23:06 |  #3

Ross Workman wrote in post #12705303 (external link)
Anyone else ever had anything like this happen and what was the outcome?

Definitely ouch :(.

I had my nifty fifty fall ~4 feet onto a carpet floor. Broke into several nice little pieces. I had to upgrade to the 1.4.


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Jul 04, 2011 23:08 |  #4

Blah, so many stories about L-lens that take a moderate fall onto padded carpeting... and end up needing a $300+ repair. What of the legendary L build quality? These things can't take a licking and keep on ticking.


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Jul 04, 2011 23:16 |  #5

send it in, it'll cost less to fix than a new one would cost




  
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Jul 04, 2011 23:31 |  #6

Ouch, sorry to hear!


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Jul 04, 2011 23:33 |  #7

rick_reno wrote in post #12705426 (external link)
send it in, it'll cost less to fix than a new one would cost

There are few repairs that Canon can do that would be > $1500.


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