I *HIGHLY* doubt that the 17-40 would have survived that, mind you. I've owned both, sold my 10-22, miss it, hope it did not come to a bad end in the evil world.
The only good news I can tell you is... I believe Canon designed the lens mounts to be breakaway, even on the L's. I think someone broke their 17-40 the exact same way. This is to minimize catastrophic damage and make it easier for them to fix. (doesn't mean they'll charge any less but that's a separate issue). The flexboards are on field-pluggable connectors, and if the connectors are broke they might probably change the PCBs. Just my speculation.
Hope you get it fixed soon.
??? Where do you get this?
My 24-70L was dropped a week into ownership. the focus ring and front element was broken, in addition to some damaged internal collar parts. My repair total was under $200 total.
The repair rate is usually a ratio of the lens total MSRP value. My guess would be someting more like 25-50% of total lens value for this repair.
But it is repairable, Canon will provide an estimate usually within a week of recieving the lens?
These are both very comforting comments... it does look like the rear part was ment (in one way or another) be separated in such a situation... as for the parts that need to be replaced it looks like only the plastic inner mount that the front part (where all the glass is held in) of the lens and the ribbon wires... it seems to zoom just fine and seems to manual focus smoothly... Also I will be sending it CPS which has a 3 day turnaround time so the estimate will come in the day its received...
Thank you all, I needed some comfort... for im a money-ill college student who has a serious hobby in photography... ill keep you updated...