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Snapped my 24-70.. :-(

 
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Dec 01, 2009 17:11 |  #1

My 40D + 24-70L dropped onto my kitchen table when taking it off my neck. fell about 4-6 inches and the lens just rolled away. The mount stayed on the body. The 4 screws holding the mount on are only screwed into a polycarbonate plastic and they pulled out, the ribbon cable ripped, and that was that. I do understand that it is probably designed as a crumple point, but 4 1mm screws holding in a 2lb lens is scary.

Driving up to the NJ canon service center tomorrow to see how much it will cost me. Anyone ever have to have this repaired before? :-( I doubt my 7 months of remaining warranty will help.


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Dec 01, 2009 17:14 |  #2

;_; nooo
It sounds like a relatively cheap fix though, considering none of the glass broke.
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Dec 01, 2009 17:21 |  #3

Yea all that they will have to replace is the contacts in the mount and the first circuit board. The pads ripped off the board with the ribbon cable.

Best pics I can get for now. My friend is borrowing my 30mm.

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Dec 01, 2009 18:40 |  #4

hmm doesn't look bad at all. Looks like it broke exactly where it was supposed to (along the seams).


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Dec 01, 2009 20:33 as a reply to  @ beeng's post |  #5

Poor lens. Glad to hear its very much fixable. :D




  
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Dec 01, 2009 20:41 |  #6

Kuma wrote in post #9117963 (external link)
Poor lens. Glad to hear its very much fixable. :D

+1... it seems easily fixable.


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Dec 01, 2009 20:44 |  #7

that looks scary!


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Dec 01, 2009 22:25 as a reply to  @ device01's post |  #8

must be the month for this lens...
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Dec 01, 2009 22:29 |  #9

i would die lol - hope you get her fixed.




  
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Dec 01, 2009 22:34 |  #10

:(

I would cry. A new mount should do it...and perhaps a new cable. Honestly, I think the cable is purely for just for the AF confirm.

Send it to me. I'll look at it if you can't replace it. :D I'll even pay for shipping!


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Dec 01, 2009 22:59 as a reply to  @ S30L28's post |  #11

New cable, some solder and some screws...I bet it's "fine". Definitely have the Canon shop take a look, but it sounds like it failed right where it should have.

Sorry to hear about the boom, but hopefully you get good news from 'em.


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Dec 02, 2009 00:46 |  #12

Snydremark wrote in post #9118803 (external link)
but it sounds like it failed right where it should have.

Yep. It's better for the lens to detach then to shatter the glass mounted on the camera.

I would say, 85% chance the lens is fixable. If all else fails, it could serve as a MF lens.


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Dec 02, 2009 03:43 |  #13

I always thought the build of this lens was so exceptional... But this is one of many 24-70's that snapped in like a month time.


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Dec 02, 2009 14:30 as a reply to  @ muusers's post |  #14

$169.06 for repairs. They only charged me labor fees, no parts fees..

They were very nice and able to help.

Not too sure when I'll be getting it back but i'll post back here when I do.


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Dec 02, 2009 14:51 as a reply to  @ Napalm_fire's post |  #15

napalm...thats cheap considering my episode.
Long story short, dropped my 40d a few weeks ago and had the tamron 17-50 attached. When I sent both 40d and tammy in for repairs I had my efs 60mm attached to the 40d(had forgot to take it off and install the front cap before shipping). Anyway cost me 200 some bucks for the 40d repair (under warranty
) which is ok but canon also wanted 101 bucks to repair my 60mm which is like new condition. They said it had impact damage! I KNOW that lens has not been dropped and looks like new. I declined the repair for the 60mm and both should be returning in a few days. So after seeing your lens damage 170.00 isn't too bad. Good luck man.

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