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Jun 14, 2008 22:52 |  #1

I just get four new L lenses back from NJ and I'm checking out the 70-200 f/2.8 and one of my children says "dad, you have a bug inside you lens".
I think, ya right...until I look and sure enough, there is a wee little bug trotting around under my distance window.

My choice is to let it die and don't worry about it or send it back to NJ. Can it find it's way into the innards?

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Jun 14, 2008 23:00 |  #2

What I would do.....let it go....others may have a differing opinion :)
edit...btw...it's already found its way into the innards ;)




  
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Jun 14, 2008 23:02 |  #3

I wouldn't keep an infested lens. :D


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Jun 14, 2008 23:09 |  #4

Wow...A bug in your lens! I've never heard of that before...I think I would have to send it back to NJ :)


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Jun 14, 2008 23:12 |  #5

That's feral, send it back


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Jun 14, 2008 23:13 |  #6

There was a post on FM a while back from this guy in Italy who had all these tiny bugs inside the elements...(shudder)..​total infestation


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Jun 14, 2008 23:26 |  #7

Sir, you have a one of kind lens. You should keep it. :)


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Jun 14, 2008 23:56 |  #8

maybe the L actually stands for lice, and the rest of us just haven't seen it.


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Jun 15, 2008 00:06 as a reply to  @ h0rde's post |  #9

OK, bad pun, so when you get your lens back, it hurts to say it "Did they get the bugs out this time?" Sorry couldn't help it. It was just "buggin" me. Sorry again.


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Jun 15, 2008 00:11 |  #10

Well the first thing you need to do is document it. There is a bug walking around in your lens and the post doesn't get a picture? What the hell?

If you bought it new and have a full warranty then I would just use it as long as it works. You might want to send it in for a cleaning before your 1 year expires though.


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Jun 15, 2008 00:14 |  #11

A bug inside the lens. hmmm. Was it a certified Canon bug perhaps?.. Maybe they're the ones doing the calibration nowadays. If so, I'd wait till it dies, and then send the lens back. Mhuahahahaha...ahem.

If it were me, I'd find a way to take a photo of that. And then make a big deal out of that. Who in He-- did the QA on that before shipping it out?.. I once had to send a brand new camera in, they fixed something, but when I got it back, almost nothing on the viewfinder worked. My first question was, 'you change a faulty shutter assembly, a main board, and you do not even think of looking into the viewfinder before sending the 1D back to me?'... They faxed me a shipping label (overnight), then they fixed it, and overnighted it again. Still, I missed my big shoot with the new 1D, but nothing ever failed again on that camera.

As far as me, nothing is really acceptable in terms of quality assurance. If your kids found the bug by simply looking at it, a tech would not have had such a hard time either.

And the problem with a dead bug is its tiny wings, the legs, it all begins to fall apart and become a bit of dust that you can never quite clean out. Then they charge you for dust on the lens or some crap like that.

Good luck though. (My saying is "A mispelled Lens -Cannon- is good luck, a turd in your salad is just plain wrong"). Nothing lucky about a bug inside your weather resistant lens.


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Jun 15, 2008 00:19 |  #12

cdifoto wrote in post #5723570 (external link)
I wouldn't keep an infested lens. :D

Disgusting. I too would not keep an infested lens. lol. Send it back!



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Jun 15, 2008 00:26 |  #13

Take a photo and send it back (the photo is essential since the Canon techs might not see it again). Might be just one bug now but if there's a lady bug in there, too, you could end up with a whole lotta little bugs ;)

Be sure to call Canon first and have them send you a shipping label.




  
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Jun 15, 2008 00:35 |  #14

can we pleaaaaassseee get a picture? This is really funny (probably not so much for you)! Whatever you do, stay calm. The last thing you want to do is bug out. I'd just send it back, you don't deserve a PEST crawling around in your 1000 dollar peice of glass! What a bugger. Just make sure you carefully insect it, gah! i mean inspect it, before you send it in claiming they let a bug in your lens.


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Jun 15, 2008 00:43 |  #15

The NOINKS did it!! The NOINKS did it!! The NOINKS did it!! The NOINKS did it!! The NOINKS did it!! The NOINKS did it!! The NOINKS did it!! The NOINKS did it!! The NOINKS did it!! The NOINKS did it!! The NOINKS did it!! The NOINKS did it!! The NOINKS did it!!

IF this is the least of your worries no big issue. Now if you hear it start singing THEN you have problems. Actually I had a 400 5.6 with ants in it. It seems they had a thing for the aperture lube. I sent it in to Canon CPS and they cleaned it out. It is not unusual at all.


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