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Nov 11, 2012 13:52 |  #1

Anybody ever had the red ring on an L-lens come off?
I went to pick up my 24-105 from the shelf yesterday...haven't used it in weeks. As I did, the ring came off. Looks like it cracked and split apart somehow.
Is it worth it to get it repaired? Where and how?
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Nov 11, 2012 13:58 |  #2

The red ring fell off my 100L. A sad day! I glued it back. Since then it went for service at a canon center (for a focus problem) and got replaced with a new front plastic bit.

A canon repair center will fix it. Probably not hard to do if you can get the part.


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Nov 11, 2012 14:16 |  #3

Or just stick a red rubber band in it's place.


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Nov 11, 2012 14:26 |  #4

Does it matter...


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Nov 11, 2012 15:31 |  #5

SiaoP wrote in post #15233601 (external link)
Does it matter...

Only if and when I sell it....


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Nov 11, 2012 15:34 |  #6

Not to mention - IQ will immediately become no better than a kit lens....

Sad..


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Nov 11, 2012 15:36 |  #7

if I bought a ferrari and the ferrari logo fell off I'd probably care.

if I buy a top of the line lens I'd probably want the badge that sets it apart visibly to be... visible.


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Nov 11, 2012 17:22 as a reply to  @ drzenitram's post |  #8

Super glue.


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Nov 11, 2012 17:33 |  #9

wayne.robbins wrote in post #15233795 (external link)
Not to mention - IQ will immediately become no better than a kit lens....


:rolleyes:


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Nov 11, 2012 17:52 |  #10

Well the silver ring came off of my kit lens but it was just a piece of foil tape.


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Nov 11, 2012 18:16 |  #11

wayne.robbins wrote in post #15233795 (external link)
Not to mention - IQ will immediately become no better than a kit lens....

Sad..

JRET wrote in post #15234157 (external link)
:rolleyes:

He was being facetious. Geez, get a sense of humor!:rolleyes:


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Nov 11, 2012 19:08 |  #12

It's not an "L" lens anymore. I'd just throw it away.


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Nov 11, 2012 20:20 |  #13

Definitely not L build quality !




  
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Nov 12, 2012 09:55 |  #14

Thanks for all the responses....including the "humorous" ones!
However, I think what I am trying to determine is whether or not it literally pays to have it repaired. That is, does it have to be sent back to Canon and how much do they (or anyone!) charge for the repair. Trying to weigh whether it is worthwhile to fix.
Of course, it won't make a difference if I just decide to keep it...it doesn't matter to me when I'm using it. Just for the overall value, so to speak.


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Nov 12, 2012 11:09 |  #15

it's gone stealth. don't worry about it, it does nothing for IQ.




  
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