Richie3888 wrote in post #18558938
I sent in my canon 17-55mm 2.8 lens to Canon to get repaired due to dust inside the lens. They’re charaging me $233 for labor and shipping. Is that normal? Is it worth it to get repaired? I’m debating if I should get it done or not. I had the lens for about 5 years now.
Canon has a set rate for the "check & clean" service for each lens.
When I had a lens serviced (check & clean) several years ago, I think it was around $250, and they said that almost all of the other zoom lenses were pretty much in that same ballpark - some a bit more, some a bit less.
So yeah, $233 sounds about right.
BUT, you should never have sent your lens in just to have dust removed. . The dust being there is not a problem. . And what's more, as soon as you get the lens back and start using it, more dust will find its way back into the lens and you will soon once again have dust inside.
Why did the dust bother you? . Wasn't it possible for you to just ignore the dust and go on shooting away?
You may want to check out this recent thread - it should alleviate any of your conserns about having dust inside your lens:
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