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Jan 21, 2013 16:39 as a reply to  @ post 15516924 |  #16

that sux mate, if it will make you feel any better a mate of mine had his 200 f2 L fell out of his car on the highway (don't ask me how)...lucky it was in the canon hard case so doesn't seem to be any damage externally (just a really banged up case) but the shock of the fall must've stuffed up the internals as it won't focus


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Jan 21, 2013 17:00 |  #17

Gravity... She hurts...


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Jan 21, 2013 17:10 |  #18

Yeah, I know other people have worse problems, these are just my problems. To be honest, it's just because I've only had the lens back for two weeks it's bugging me. If this happened in two years time I'd be annoyed, but not like this.




  
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Jan 21, 2013 17:40 |  #19

Isn't this the lens that's pretty simple to fix at home? I've completely disassembled a 85 f1.8 and fixed the AF on it. Really wasn't that bad of a job.


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Jan 21, 2013 18:24 |  #20

Time to start looking into equipment insurance...



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Jan 21, 2013 19:40 |  #21

Anthon wrote in post #15516924 (external link)
If Canon repaired it, they give 6 months warranty in case the problem comes back. You should say that they did a bad job.

very bad advice...


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Jan 21, 2013 20:04 |  #22

joeseph wrote in post #15517670 (external link)
very bad advice...

Exactly. Last thing you want to do is have them flag your account and forever ruin your relationship with Canon...and don't think it doesn't happen in just about every major business that deals with a high volume of customers.



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Jan 22, 2013 04:06 |  #23

In my case I'm pretty sure just normal home insurance would cover the repair or new lens in a case like this. But of course insurance policies in different parts of the world differ...




  
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Jan 22, 2013 11:43 |  #24

S*#t happens. Be happy you didn't get hurt. And yeah, the advice to stiff Canon is just plain wrong.


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Jan 22, 2013 11:54 |  #25

Anthon wrote in post #15516924 (external link)
If Canon repaired it, they give 6 months warranty in case the problem comes back. You should say that they did a bad job.

Fraud is always a good strategy to save a few bucks... ????? bw!

I don't know why it needed repair before, but if you are frequently banging up your gear, you may want to save up for an L lens which is more designed for rough/professional treatment. You might also want to invest in a better camera bag if just slipping and falling did that much damage to the gear inside. My bags have enough padding that I would expect it to easily handle such a fall without any damage.


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Jan 22, 2013 11:56 |  #26

ode wrote in post #15518855 (external link)
In my case I'm pretty sure just normal home insurance would cover the repair or new lens in a case like this. But of course insurance policies in different parts of the world differ...

Unless you bought additional coverage, most home owner's policies have a fairly high deductible so they probably wouldn't help you with a $100-200 claim. Even if they did, I would not file such a claim and risk an increase in my home owner's policy for $100.


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Jan 22, 2013 13:24 |  #27

Yeah, sending it back to Canon claiming their repair was bad is not on. Neither is filing under home insurance - it's likely just another $125 to get it fixed again, I'm not monkeying with insurance for that.

For all the comments on getting better lenses, the 50 was actually the best lens in the bag! Also along for a ride (and unharmed apart from the step-up ring previously mentioned) was a 75-300 USM III and a 28 f/2.8 - neither exactly known for their robust construction. I think this was a combiation of the 50's weak A/F system along with it being mounted to the camera and pointing down when it hit, so it took it from both directions.

While the plan definitely is to improve the lens selection over time, I don't expect to change in the 50 1.4 for a 1.2. I'll look at a better way of packing things and maybe look at some other bags to try and reduce the risk. Otherwise, my butt is well and a Canon technician gets to work another day - all is fine in the world. Thanks for all the suggestions.




  
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Jan 22, 2013 19:17 as a reply to  @ 4100xpb's post |  #28

A year ago I bought a Personal Articles Policy from State Farm that covers my photo equipment - $30/year for about $3000 of coverage and no deductibles. Would cover accidents like you had with your lens. Actually heard that my agent backed up over his camera bag (full of equipment) as he was leaving for vacation. Equipment was covered. Something to consider for the future. Hopefully I will never need it but it does give me piece of mind if something breaks or is stolen.

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