Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 09 Mar 2012 (Friday) 10:57
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

requesting your opinions on lens repair

 
jc1350
Member
158 posts
Likes: 6
Joined Apr 2006
Location: Maryland
     
Mar 09, 2012 10:57 |  #1

I bought a Canon 24-105 f/4L USM IS lens via craigslist. I took some sample shots before I bought it and all seemed well.

The first time I used it beyond the sample shots caused me some grief. After about 5 or 6 shots, it threw err99 just about every time (1 out of maybe 20 attempts to take a photo succeeded once it stared to error). The symptoms are just about exactly described in the first post in this thread: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=787397

Basically, the autofocus would often engage/disengage with the indicator in the viewfinder turning off and on and the lens physically moving focus back-and-forth constantly, and just a bit and would continue for a second or two after I stopped pressing the button. The aperture would read 00 while I was attempting focus.

I took it to a local reputable shop and, naturally, it wouldn't fail. The fellow asked his in-house repair guy what the average cost for repair would be and the reply was $300-$400. I've seen most posts indicated about $150 + $30 shipping/handling. I'm thinking the shop is adding quite a large mark-up for their handling.

I found http://www.precisionca​mera.com/ (external link) and am wondering if anyone dealt with them. The on-line quote was only $101. I haven't found any text (yet) to see if that's just to look at it and that fee pre-paid fee will be deducted from the final repair or if they really are that cheap. They do have a note that physically abused items will need to be reevaluated for cost.

What do you think? Can anyone vouch for precisioncamera.com? Should I blindly send it in to Canon directly (I'll need the shipping/contact info - the google search I did is how I found precisioncamera.com, but not one for Canon).

The seller offered to pay for repair, but $300 is a bit much and I'm not going to consider mail-order repair if I don't have any references.

If things don't turn out, she offered to refund the full price I paid.

The date code is UV08xx if that matters (bad batch/common failures with lenses from that time period)

Thanks,

John


--
John

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
BufordFZ1
Senior Member
Avatar
622 posts
Joined Oct 2011
Location: NE GA
     
Mar 09, 2012 11:08 |  #2

Here is Canon's link:

http://www.usa.canon.c​om …d_display/consu​mer_repair (external link)


A2, 60D, 5DII
Canon EF 17-40mm L
EF 100mm L
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM,Canon 50 1.4, 430 EXII,580 EXII

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jc1350
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
158 posts
Likes: 6
Joined Apr 2006
Location: Maryland
     
Mar 09, 2012 11:41 |  #3

Thank you for the link.


--
John

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
BufordFZ1
Senior Member
Avatar
622 posts
Joined Oct 2011
Location: NE GA
     
Mar 09, 2012 13:01 as a reply to  @ jc1350's post |  #4

Good luck..


A2, 60D, 5DII
Canon EF 17-40mm L
EF 100mm L
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM,Canon 50 1.4, 430 EXII,580 EXII

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

912 views & 0 likes for this thread
requesting your opinions on lens repair
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is mfctyro
1233 guests, 319 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.