So, my latest purchase and myself had a little accident in which I slipped and fell with my 70-200 at my side (had the Black Rapid Slim dual strap on) and in turn dented the filter ring...
To my suprise, there seems to be no damage to the front element or any of the glass inside, focuses fast and accurately and still produces sharp images. I'll be checking the IS shortly through the video modes on my 5D.
Another suprise was that my equipment insurer, being Photoguard... Apparently they do not cover scratches or dents which I am majorly disappointed in.
What options do I have? I understand that it can go to Canon but I really don't want to fork out their costs considering I can source a replacement part for £100... Or do I go to an independent camera/lens repairer? Would it be worth contacting Photoguard regardless?
Granted it seems minuscule, but when you've just forked out £1500 at a young age... It's a killer lol