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Broke my 16-35L

 
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Nov 13, 2012 12:35 |  #1

So, I was shooting a wedding this past weekend and all of a sudden, my 16-35L (v1) doesn't zoom anymore. It autofocuses just fine, but no zoom. Sounds like there's a gear or something rattling inside... so now it's an expensive prime. Anyone have any idea what's broken and what the repair might cost? Good thing the video team had an extra 16-35, because some shots wouldn't have been possible with my 24-70.


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Nov 13, 2012 15:13 |  #2

Just my 2 cents...

I would sell your current 16-35L "as is" broken for a price that is real cheap.... $300? I don't know.. a price that makes sense to you and let the buyer figure it out.

Then use the money towards a new 16-35L II since it's overall better than the v. 1.

I'm guessing you make money off of your wedding photography? I'd just look at it as an opportunity to upgrade.


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Nov 13, 2012 19:20 |  #3

I had my 16-35 repaired by Canon about a year ago. If I remember correctly it cost around $300.

(Dropped it housing was broken but the lens worked OK.)


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Nov 13, 2012 23:03 |  #4

SinaiTSi wrote in post #15241679 (external link)
Just my 2 cents...

I would sell your current 16-35L "as is" broken for a price that is real cheap.... $300? I don't know.. a price that makes sense to you and let the buyer figure it out.

Then use the money towards a new 16-35L II since it's overall better than the v. 1.

I'm guessing you make money off of your wedding photography? I'd just look at it as an opportunity to upgrade.

I don't necessarily make my living off of it. It's more of an expensive hobby that pays every now and then.. so I can't really justify purchasing a V2.


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Nov 13, 2012 23:08 |  #5

stevolution wrote in post #15243273 (external link)
I don't necessarily make my living off of it. It's more of an expensive hobby that pays every now and then.. so I can't really justify purchasing a V2.


time for it to take the trip to Canon...




  
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Nov 13, 2012 23:51 |  #6

rick_reno wrote in post #15243286 (external link)
time for it to take the trip to Canon...

Yep


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Nov 14, 2012 11:27 |  #7

rick_reno wrote in post #15243286 (external link)
time for it to take the trip to Canon...

but it's a MK I...i think it's time to take a trip to a 3rd party repair center...


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Nov 14, 2012 21:25 |  #8

I would send it to Canon for an estimate of repair. See what it will cost to fix it then make the decision if it's worth repairing. If you don't repair, pay for the shippng home and sell it for what you can get for it or have Canon recycle it and write it off....


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Nov 14, 2012 21:52 as a reply to  @ snowblower's post |  #9

Do yourself a favor and sign up for the cps gold (middle tier program) if you qualify. It is 100.00, but will save you 30% on parts and labor and you get a couple of clean and checks. Since you would be a new member you also get a camera strap which you can sell on here for 40-50 dollars and now it is well worth it. Just my two cents.


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Nov 14, 2012 23:02 |  #10

I think most of you are missing that its the mkI...canon probably won't service it


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Nov 14, 2012 23:57 |  #11

DreDaze wrote in post #15247360 (external link)
I think most of you are missing that its the mkI...canon probably won't service it

That's my biggest concern... I guess I'll call them tomorrow and see what they say =/


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Nov 15, 2012 03:54 |  #12

DreDaze wrote in post #15247360 (external link)
I think most of you are missing that its the mkI...canon probably won't service it

Here in the UK and in Europe too, the Mk 1 is still listed amongst the qualifying products (external link) for CP membership so I dare say Canon will be happy to service it. Granted, they'd rather have you buy a Mk 2 but I imagine they'll fix the Mk 1 too.


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Nov 15, 2012 10:18 |  #13

Houston1863 wrote in post #15247844 (external link)
Here in the UK and in Europe too, the Mk 1 is still listed amongst the qualifying products (external link) for CP membership so I dare say Canon will be happy to service it. Granted, they'd rather have you buy a Mk 2 but I imagine they'll fix the Mk 1 too.

I guess you're right here too...it pops up on their request repair page in the USA as well..

http://www.usa.canon.c​om …yCode=onlineRep​airLanding (external link)

yeah send it in there, that'll be the cheapest.


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