A buddy of mine is selling his Canon 400mm F/2.8 IS MKI for the new MKII. I'm thinking about purchasing it, but it does have a small scratch on the lens, about half an inch in size give or take. From what I've seen, and what he's told me, it doesn't affect the shots at all. Though I've read it could affect lens flare when shooting into lights more.
I tried to ask Canon for an estimate, but they gave me the typical run around about not knowing and bla bla bla.
If I wanted to get it fixed, does anyone know how much it would cost to get that done? I've read some people say usually you can count on it cost 1/3rd of the cost of the lens. Does that put it at roughly 3 grand to get fixed? Seems crazy, but I'm just not sure.
Just don't want to buy it to have to fix it. And I doubt he'd drop the price $3,000 for it.
Anyone know how much Canon would charge to fix it?
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