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Lens servicing

 
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Dec 17, 2013 11:47 |  #1

I have a lens that has a small spec on the inside and it's an older lens. Is there a place that's good at servicing lenses?




  
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Dec 17, 2013 12:32 |  #2

Depends on the brand. I had the same thing in my Tamron 300 f/2.8 and I sent it off to Tamron, was gone for about 2 weeks and it was fixed and adjusted, that was back in the film days.




  
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Dec 18, 2013 10:29 |  #3

If its a Canon lens, you can send it to one of Canon's service centers. Just give them a call to see if they still service your lens and ask for an estimated cost.

But honestly, I wouldn't worry about it. A small speck of dust on the inside of the front element will not usually have an effect on image quality.

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Dec 21, 2013 18:59 |  #4

Check for a local camera repair shop around you. They may be lots cheaper than Canon and still get the job done if you want it removed. I thought mine was dust and it ended up being mold.




  
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Dec 22, 2013 06:43 as a reply to  @ Shooting's post |  #5

I have a 24-105 L that has a tiny nick (scratch) on the front lens element. Tiny, but deep and easily noticeable. I cannot find evidence of it in the images no matter how hard I look.


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Dec 22, 2013 22:25 |  #6

Picture North Carolina wrote in post #16546473 (external link)
I have a 24-105 L that has a tiny nick (scratch) on the front lens element. Tiny, but deep and easily noticeable. I cannot find evidence of it in the images no matter how hard I look.

Yeah, that stuff will tend to not show up much with "normal" pics, although an actual crack could make a difference!

But, don't bother getting it "fixed" if it doesn't ruin your photos!


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Dec 23, 2013 04:51 |  #7

Picture North Carolina wrote in post #16546473 (external link)
I have a 24-105 L that has a tiny nick (scratch) on the front lens element. Tiny, but deep and easily noticeable. I cannot find evidence of it in the images no matter how hard I look.

I agree, it's probably not worth getting the lens element replaced if it doesn't show up in the photos




  
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