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Jul 26, 2015 15:38 |  #16

You should make sure to get that fixed quickly. That red ring might not look important, but it's vital for the lens to function correctly. Without it, the lens will be very soft, lots of vignetting, and horrible chromatic aberration. Better fix it quick!




  
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Jul 26, 2015 16:02 |  #17

I'm a fan of addressing problems with tape as often as possible, but in this case I might be a little concerned about moisture and debris getting lodged in between if it's left in place for too long. Anyone care to guess what ridiculous rate Canon charges to install a new vanity ring?

Look on the bright side. You'll be stealthier now.


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Jul 26, 2015 16:32 |  #18

Whoa is me my red ring broke , I am know longer a elite photographer .
LOL and then super glue to fix it and screw up your manual focus.

You guys got me rolling on the floor .

Buy a bag of red rubber bands , then if a filter gets stuck at least the rubber band can be used for something besides looks.....

Does that red ring mean that much to every one , I wonder how much of the value of the lens drops just because the ring broke off.

I think I want to change my user name to The red rubber band man.... because I am going to put a red rubber band on all my lenses now LOL.

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Jul 26, 2015 21:32 |  #19

PineBomb wrote in post #17645216 (external link)
I'm a fan of addressing problems with tape as often as possible, but in this case I might be a little concerned about moisture and debris getting lodged in between if it's left in place for too long. Anyone care to guess what ridiculous rate Canon charges to install a new vanity ring?

Look on the bright side. You'll be stealthier now.

Easily USD$125.00? :cry:




  
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Jul 27, 2015 04:10 |  #20

vengence wrote in post #17645194 (external link)
You should make sure to get that fixed quickly. That red ring might not look important, but it's vital for the lens to function correctly. Without it, the lens will be very soft, lots of vignetting, and horrible chromatic aberration. Better fix it quick!

yea it's the 24-105, some might say it's already got that :)

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Does that red ring mean that much to every one , I wonder how much of the value of the lens drops just because the ring broke off.

I did wonder that myself. since I don't know when I would replace the lens I don't know if it's important or not.


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Jul 27, 2015 10:26 |  #21

Another approach:

For sale: Special edition "stealth" 24-105L f4. This lens has been re-engineered without an obvious red ring for those times when a professional photographer needs to be discrete. Stay below the radar during street photography. Avoid issues with security when entering a sports stadium. And more!

This one of a kind lens is a steal at $3000. No telling how long it will last before it is snapped up so act now!




  
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May 18, 2016 14:10 |  #22

Hi my name is Jeff and I have a 24-105L that has decided to neuter itself too. Worst part is it shot off and I lost it..

wow I didnt realize this was a normal thing!
hmm I like the red electrical tape idea as I was just going to use a red rubber band


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May 19, 2016 10:27 |  #23

There are those that don't rate the 24-105 highly to say the least. Red band or no red band I have this lens attached more or less permanently to my 5DS with excellent results. If and when Canon extract the digit and release a newer more sooperdooper version of it I may have a close look, but it had better be good.


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Sep 26, 2021 15:52 |  #24

itsallart wrote in post #17644541 (external link)
Red electrical tape on mine when it broke. Cut the tape with exacto knife, wrapped it around 3 times to build up the correct thickness and voila...looks like a bought one :)
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Same thing happened with my 24-105. Is this peculiar to this particular lens? Seems that all the reports in this thread on this problem involve this particular lens.

Anyway. how did you get the ring back on the lens after you taped it with the red electrical tape?

I wrote to Canon - cost of repair: $349!!!


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Sep 27, 2021 13:17 |  #25

farmer1957 wrote in post #17645253 (external link)
Does that red ring mean that much to every one , I wonder how much of the value of the lens drops just because the ring broke off.
https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=kKbADFJOCkU (external link)

I don't know if I'm allowed to add this link here, but here's a little experiment.

This is an Ebay auction for a 1st gen EF 24-105 f/4L. Comparable completed sales tell us that the lens should sell for between $400-600. From the details on the item for sale, this lens is a perfectly average used copy and should sell for somewhere close to the middle of that. Except, it has no red ring.

Auction ends Saturday.

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Disclaimer: I have no interest in this listing. I don't know the seller and I will not be bidding on this lens or one like it in the immediate future. (I already own one - red ring intact.)

My guess: $375.


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Sep 27, 2021 15:11 |  #26

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Good idea, but I would have used something other than red just for a change, perhaps a nice bright green or something.

It's not a DO lens, so you cannot use bright green. A gold band would turn it into a Tamron or a Tokina, and leaving off the red band it would be a Sigma.


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Sep 27, 2021 15:58 |  #27

This is my double-red-ring 24-105. It is, obviously, twice as bitchin as any single-ring model.

Someone (maybe someone here) suggested that one of those silicon wrist bands work great to stop zoom creep. After a proof-of-concept run with one that was laying around the house, I went out on Amazon or Ebay or someplace and found a 'Thin Red Line', 'Support your local firefighter' one. Looks cool, works great. I also have one on my 400 f/5.6 to dampen up that big, fat, easy-to-turn manual focus ring that I'm always hitting accidentally.


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Oct 03, 2021 12:26 |  #28

drsilver wrote in post #19288298 (external link)
I don't know if I'm allowed to add this link here, but here's a little experiment.

This is an Ebay auction for a 1st gen EF 24-105 f/4L. Comparable completed sales tell us that the lens should sell for between $400-600. From the details on the item for sale, this lens is a perfectly average used copy and should sell for somewhere close to the middle of that. Except, it has no red ring.

Auction ends Saturday.

https://www.ebay.com …ksid=p2060353.m​1438.l2649 (external link)

Disclaimer: I have no interest in this listing. I don't know the seller and I will not be bidding on this lens or one like it in the immediate future. (I already own one - red ring intact.)

My guess: $375.

This auction ended yesterday.

Final Price: $380.60

Here's a selection of 24-105mm (G1) lenses that sold in the last couple of days on Ebay. The only other one that sold for less than $400 (after shipping) was one listed by the seller as in 'Fair Condition' and mentioned that it 'squeaks when focusing.'

So, a missing red ring apparently takes a bigger chunk out of resale value than squeaky focusing.

Also notice there were 39 bids (from 16 unique bidders) on the ringless lens. That means at least 16 individuals are willing to go ringless to save $100.


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Oct 03, 2021 13:19 |  #29

drsilver wrote in post #19288345 (external link)
This is my double-red-ring 24-105. It is, obviously, twice as bitchin as any single-ring model.

Someone (maybe someone here) suggested that one of those silicon wrist bands work great to stop zoom creep. After a proof-of-concept run with one that was laying around the house, I went out on Amazon or Ebay or someplace and found a 'Thin Red Line', 'Support your local firefighter' one. Looks cool, works great. I also have one on my 400 f/5.6 to dampen up that big, fat, easy-to-turn manual focus ring that I'm always hitting accidentally.
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Great! So how did you get it onto the lens? Is it very elastic?


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Oct 03, 2021 20:27 |  #30

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Great! So how did you get it onto the lens? Is it very elastic?

It's snug, but stretchy enough to slide right on. It's snug enough that when I overlap the zoom ring, the ring still turns easily, but tight enough to stop zoom creep.


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