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Jan 09, 2012 13:11 |  #1

I just got back my repair estimate from Canon in VA for my beloved 70-200 2.8 IS (mk 1), which was dropped about 2 feet onto the road. The auto-focus no longer works.

$871

Just wanted to publicly cry.


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Jan 09, 2012 13:12 |  #2

Sorry to hear your bad news op.


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Jan 09, 2012 13:14 |  #3

oh crap!!! I'm crying right with you Dawn. That sucks!!!!


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Jan 09, 2012 13:23 |  #4

wow, that hurts. Sorry to hear that


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Jan 09, 2012 13:25 |  #5

If this was a Seinfeld episode, you would be talking to Kramer right about now... Sorry about the lens, hope it gets fixed one day.




  
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Jan 09, 2012 13:26 |  #6

Damn that is more than I got my 70-200 F4 IS for. Sorry to hear that man.


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Jan 09, 2012 13:26 |  #7

Ouch! Safe handling of one's gear was an expensive lesson. How did you drop it on a road anyway?

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Jan 09, 2012 13:26 |  #8

I feel for you. This is one of the reasons that I have everything insured!


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Jan 09, 2012 13:26 |  #9

It's not as bad as it looks, don't get it fixed, save up another $1100 and you can get the MKII.




  
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Jan 09, 2012 13:33 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #10

List it on eBay and sell it as-is for parts. Explain that it was dropped and the AF no longer works. Someone who knows how to fix it will pay decent money for it... I'd venture around 900-1000... then buy yourself a new one.


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Jan 09, 2012 13:34 |  #11

Sorry to hear about that. I know that it's hurt to talk about it, but would you mind telling how it happened? We all could learn from your experience and so prevent it from happening.


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Jan 09, 2012 13:40 |  #12

Ouch!

You also might try some place other than Canon... I don't have any names to give you, but have seen some posts here about other "unofficial" repair shops that do good work and don't charge near as much. Do a search here on POTN, or maybe someone else can post a name or two.


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Jan 09, 2012 13:42 as a reply to  @ Clemson656's post |  #13

:(

Thanks for the advice about selling it and buying a new one.

I had my camera bag in the backseat of the car - opened it up to grab my 5d2 and 24-70 out of it to quickly snap a shot a few feet away - my boyfriend went to grab the bag out of the car for me when it was time to go and I said "be careful, the bag's open", but he didn't hear me (we were right next to the water near a pier and it was windy). He pulled the bag out and she rolled right out and dropped on the asphalt. I swear it happened in slow motion!

He's very sorry and has offered to pay for the repair, but I don't think I can bring myself to let him pay THAT much. I will probably try to sell the lens broken and see if I can save up enough for the 70-200 2.8 IS II.


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Jan 09, 2012 13:50 as a reply to  @ dawnkyung's post |  #14

Sorry to hear that. Being a loyal Canon customer ask it they can extend to you a price break. They've given me several 20% discounts on repair work, so would help.

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Jan 09, 2012 13:54 |  #15

Sorry to hear that, have you considered insurance, I'm amazed at how many people don't purchase insurance for their gear as it's quite inexpensive.


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