Just a ballpark guestimate.
I realize different lenses and different problems vary widely. However, my particular problem is widely-known and a simple repair. I am just trying to get a rough idea whether or not it is worth the $15 to ship it to Canon for the estimate. Do simple repairs run in the ballpark of $100 or $300?
It's a 50MM f1.4 that won't AF or MF. Because it won't MF, the motor is probably not the problem. Not to mention it probably has no more that 20 hours total usage before failure. The focus ring just spins - probably that well-documented helical focus problem.
A local LCS will repair in house for $125-$150, but I would rather have Canon do it if in the same price range. But paying canon $250 to repair a $299 lens don't make sense. Any help appreciated.
(I already have the videos and tutorials on this problem, but have decided I don't want to tackle the job myself. Thanks.)