I have an opportunity to pick up an EF 85mm f1.2 L Mark II Lens for about 1/3rd the cost of a new one. I examined the lens and it looks brand new and doesn't have one ding, scratch or mark on it and obviously never been dropped. The problem with the lens is that neither the manual focus or autofocus works. When I put the lens on my 5D Mk III and go into the menu system the camera see's the lens as the 85 Mk II so obviously the lens is still communicating with the camera body.
The questions I have is if anyone has ever seen this type of failure and if they have I was wondering how much it might cost to fix? If the focusing motor is the issue and the cost to fix is say $400 (USD) I would jump on it in a second. If I had to put out $800-$1,000 to get it repaired then it's no longer worth it to me. I hit the $1,000 mark for the repair it would only be a couple hundred more to ge a new one that comes with full warranty. BTW, I did check and this 85mm is out of warranty. I also callled Cannon repair center and got the runaround. The only way they will give some potential costs for the repair is for me to return the lens to Canon first. Any help would be appreciated - thanks.