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Could this even be saved? Damaged 35L (not mine)

 
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Mar 28, 2012 07:18 |  #16

I'd rather take my chances by buying a Sigma 30mm for the eBay bid.

No way will Canon try to repair that.


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Mar 28, 2012 08:48 |  #17

QB@LL wrote in post #14165576 (external link)
Looks like it got run over by the bus as opposed to "falling down" the bus.

I agree this was run over by the bus you don't do that much damage with a short fall. Heck if I threw it off my roof in the lowe pro bag it wouldn't look like this.




  
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Mar 28, 2012 12:17 |  #18

marcosv wrote in post #14167594 (external link)
No way will Canon try to repair that.

i would think it is presumptuous to think that unless you have had prior experience. on the contrary, i would think canon would like to at least try to repair that - how would it reflect on their technical support department if they can't fix a lens?


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Mar 28, 2012 23:03 |  #19

mrfourcows wrote in post #14169160 (external link)
i would think it is presumptuous to think that unless you have had prior experience. on the contrary, i would think canon would like to at least try to repair that - how would it reflect on their technical support department if they can't fix a lens?

I've seen a Canon lens in similar shape at the local rental shop (BorrowLens). Canon refused to repair it. I was told that Canon refuses to repair a lot of impact damage that looks this bad. The damage is from obvious abuse and looks like it'll take more effort than it is worth and still not end up with a perfectly working lens. Canon tech support offers a six month warranty on their repair work.

What caught my attention with this particular lens is that the window that should show the focus distance is missing and the label on the barrell is not visible --- looks like there could be a lot of items out of alignment/broken inside; probably have to replace a lot of parts to get a shot of getting it working.

If one was to assume that they could buy this on eBay and that Canon would repair it --- I wouldn't put money on that assumption.

3rd party repair shop? Sure. Give them a shot.


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Mar 29, 2012 00:01 |  #20

get insurance, ask the buyer for the serial number, put the lens on your insurance, get lens repaired. Good as new.... maybe a little insurance fraud, but whats life with out a little risk. I would ask the buyer for a lot more images, the focus ring and front elements. I broke my 24-70mm not that bad but canon essentially replaced everything that needs to be replaced here. It cost me me, well my insurance, $440 to fix, it hasn't worked this well in like 3 years. So that means your into this lens for $900ish.


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Mar 29, 2012 08:41 |  #21

ChuckingFluff wrote in post #14167937 (external link)
I agree this was run over by the bus you don't do that much damage with a short fall. Heck if I threw it off my roof in the lowe pro bag it wouldn't look like this.

... you would if it landed on the street and got ran over by a bus .. :p


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Apr 02, 2012 13:28 |  #22

uOpt wrote in post #14167576 (external link)
This one will go for 650+, mark my words.

Again, nobody who bids on this plans to send it in for repairs. Those are either tinkerers or they are professional repair shops who can flip the lens after repairing.

$680

http://cgi.ebay.com …true&rt=nc#ht_9​871wt_2050 (external link)

The curiosity is killing me but I couldn't get myself to bid.


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Apr 03, 2012 02:03 |  #23

uOpt wrote in post #14167576 (external link)
This one will go for 650+, mark my words.

Again, nobody who bids on this plans to send it in for repairs. Those are either tinkerers or they are professional repair shops who can flip the lens after repairing.

Yeah, despite all comments in this thread, I bet the ones who were bidding to this lens knew what they were exactly doing.




  
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Apr 03, 2012 08:18 |  #24

shine1 wrote in post #14201069 (external link)
Yeah, despite all comments in this thread, I bet the ones who were bidding to this lens knew what they were exactly doing.

Not true (always). I have seen bidders going crazy for lenses like 50mm f1.8 II and bidding more than it costs brand new.


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Apr 03, 2012 16:23 |  #25

alpha_1976 wrote in post #14201843 (external link)
Not true (always). I have seen bidders going crazy for lenses like 50mm f1.8 II and bidding more than it costs brand new.

That happens all the time. But that type of guys will run away even if you mention that there is a single dust speck in the lens, let alone a completely destroyed lens.




  
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Apr 03, 2012 16:25 |  #26

Did you guys see how much it went for, $680, strike me pink, come in spinner!!


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Apr 03, 2012 16:27 as a reply to  @ post 14165310 |  #27

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Lens was always used with neutral protection filter.
Well since he put it that way what a steal!

UV filters are used for protection, neutral density filters to limit light. But I have no idea what his neutral protection filter was used for :cool:


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Apr 03, 2012 16:28 |  #28

shine1 wrote in post #14201069 (external link)
Yeah, despite all comments in this thread, I bet the ones who were bidding to this lens knew what they were exactly doing.

For sure. Some camera shop that might have broken glass but good inside parts could get a perfectly working lens out of it.


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Apr 03, 2012 16:51 |  #29

Sketchy, and sounds like BS to me:
" Q: Is electronics working? Aperture control working? Thanks
A: Sorry, I don't dare to turn it on after it gets broken."

I've sold a few broken/for parts items on ebay, always plugged them into computer (video card) and documented the exact behavior so buyer can make informed decision. This guy sounds like he's trying to play off someone's hope that "oh it might still work". I guarantee he's plugged it into his camera to test it and the aperture and such don't work.

But yes likely someone who can repair it or part it out will buy it.


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Apr 03, 2012 16:53 |  #30

tylerpaulphoto wrote in post #14172932 (external link)
get insurance, ask the buyer for the serial number, put the lens on your insurance, get lens repaired. Good as new.... maybe a little insurance fraud, but whats life with out a little risk.

Oh man, I don't even know what to say to this. :( I hope you were being sarcastic.


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