Sooo, I let a friend of mine borrow my 24-70 and when I picked it up today the lens hood had a crack and the section that has the red ring is slightly off, I noticed the barrel didn't look even when it was closed.
Here's what I know:
The barrel is fine
The AF works with zero issues
Both the focus and zooming ring still smoothly rotate
I don't hear any strange sounds from inside
it doesn't appear to have impact damage
no cosmetic damage other then whats in the photos
aperture works fine
I'm not sure of how this happen or how this could have happened but i'm hoping it's an easy fix. I recall seeing this before but i'm not sure how to go about attempting to fix it or whether I could try it ge it repaired.
I tried using even pressure but in order to prevent further damage I stopped.
If any one has any idea of what can be done that would be great.