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Dec 28, 2007 15:03 |  #1

Hello. I was wondering how many of you sent your 17-55 lens to canon for a cleaning? I bought mine in may so it is still under the one year warranty. I have never encountered any problems with my equipment so I do not know what the warranty is good for. I would clean it my self but prefer not to just because I dont want the unthinkable to happen. What did Canon charge you guys to clean it? Thanks.


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Dec 28, 2007 15:24 |  #2

Why do you think it is dirty? Are you pictures showing something? If not, leave well alone.


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Dec 28, 2007 15:33 |  #3

I was referring to the dust inside the lens. I figured if the cleaning would be something covered by the warranty, I would send it out before it expires. The dust and junk do not show up in any of the pictures.
I think since I am not taking classes right now I am just thinking about pictures instead of being outside and shooting them :)


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Dec 28, 2007 16:19 |  #4

4g63photo wrote in post #4584772 (external link)
The dust and junk do not show up in any of the pictures.

I wouldn't touch it then. Dust in the film plane (or digital sensor) is of course bad, and you do definitely see it. But on the lens, especially the further it is from the sensor and also the larger the opening of the lens itself, the less of an issue it is. It's so far away from where anythign focuses that you'll never see it.

You could bother with the down-time and cost to clean it, but: 1) as you stated there is no effect on your shots, and 2) It'll just get dusty again anyhow.

Honestly, forget about it. Mine's dusty too, and it doesn't hurt a thing.


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Dec 28, 2007 16:46 as a reply to  @ tracer bullet's post |  #5

i was quoted 80 for calibration and cleaning from canon irvine.




  
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Dec 28, 2007 16:48 |  #6

Well if you've got the huevos to do it, it's free here http://www.pbase.com/r​cicala/1755_is_surgery (external link) :)




  
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Dec 28, 2007 22:46 |  #7

Thanks everyone. I have the huevos for most stuff but I prefer not to get kick in the huevos for scratching the lens.


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Jan 30, 2008 16:32 |  #8

I'm wary of Canon doing lens cleaning. I had a dust particle once that didn't affect image quality but annoyed me since the lens was still under 1yr old. All they did was end up moving the dust particle to the other side.




  
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Jan 31, 2008 16:14 as a reply to  @ maestrokev's post |  #9

Here's my very recent experience.

I bought my lens 1/23/07. First day of use, and I already got 3 specks of dust. By end of first year, it's getting close to snow-cone appearance.

I sent mine with copy of receipt and cover letter from Houston to Irvine by FedEx, and they received it 1/22/08. On morning of 1/23/08, I got a quote by email, saying it'll be $85 + return shipping = ~$100.

I called their 1-800 number right away (which is not Irvine, I believe), and the guy says no problem, just fax the original receipt again to a Norfolk/Virignia Beach number. I did, and received an updated fax that says charge will be $0.

I got it back by FedEx two days ago, 1/29, with everything I sent out to them, sans the dust. Will see if they changed the seal or not.


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Jan 31, 2008 17:50 |  #10

LightRules wrote in post #4585210 (external link)
Well if you've got the huevos to do it, it's free here http://www.pbase.com/r​cicala/1755_is_surgery (external link) :)

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I'd be very careful doing that. He doesn't make any comment about marking the front element position which is a bit of a worry. Generally the fine tuning of the front element in most EF lenses is done by loosening screws then rotating the element on it's wedge-shaped supports and re-tightening the screws. If you don't put it back in exactly the same spot, your focus will be out of whack.


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Mar 06, 2008 18:04 |  #11

rkkwan wrote in post #4824862 (external link)
Here's my very recent experience.

I bought my lens 1/23/07. First day of use, and I already got 3 specks of dust. By end of first year, it's getting close to snow-cone appearance.

I sent mine with copy of receipt and cover letter from Houston to Irvine by FedEx, and they received it 1/22/08. On morning of 1/23/08, I got a quote by email, saying it'll be $85 + return shipping = ~$100.

I called their 1-800 number right away (which is not Irvine, I believe), and the guy says no problem, just fax the original receipt again to a Norfolk/Virignia Beach number. I did, and received an updated fax that says charge will be $0.

I got it back by FedEx two days ago, 1/29, with everything I sent out to them, sans the dust. Will see if they changed the seal or not.

You're lucky. I just got off the phone with Canon Irvine and the lady wouldn't budge. Tried to charge me $93 and it's still under warranty. They said it wasn't a manufacturers defect. That is such crap. You'd think Canon engineering would take steps to mitigate this issue in the design phase. Somewhere down the line they just said "screw it". It's funny that they make such amazing L lenses and then short us with this lens. Yes, it may not affect the picture yada, yada, but who wants to see a pile of snow on the front element? Not me.

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Mar 07, 2008 20:06 |  #12

Maybe if I'm bored later I'll see if I can get that spot off the front element of my Tokina.


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