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Extremely Dirty 85mm 1.8 - Need Advice

 
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Apr 14, 2009 19:56 |  #16

So I talked to Canon today. $144 with tax and shipping to have it repaired, which apparently is their standard charge for basically anything that might be wrong with it. I pulled the trigger, and they say 7-10 business days before it's done. The rep also said they might replace the front ring that had some sctratches on it, although he couldn't promise anything.

6 month warranty, which is better than any local shop could offer. I'm pleased so far - let's see how it performs when I get it back!


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Apr 14, 2009 23:01 |  #17

http://www.lensrentals​.com …0/front-element-scratches (external link)

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Apr 14, 2009 23:05 |  #18

I'm bookmarking this. :D


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Apr 23, 2009 01:35 as a reply to  @ heycow's post |  #19

So I got the dirty 85mm back yesterday. The total time it took Canon to return the lens to me after receiving it was 9 business days. Not great, not bad. Somehow they didn't email me a repair quote, so I had to call. That must have slowed down the process by a few days.

Below are some pics. The first is a shot against blue sky with the culprit - you can see 4 distinct blobs in the image (well, at least I can). I confirmed they were not sensor dust by switching lenses and repeating.

The second shot is of the clean lens. I could not replicate the blue sky shot with the clean lens, since it was crappy here in Seattle today. I wish I had taken a photo of the lens before it went in.

The best part - they replaced the front metal ring that has all the writing on it (model and info). It was scratched pretty bad. It actually looked like it might have been dropped. Apparently, they do not normally do cosmetic repairs. I'm glad they made an exception :D

So I basically got an awesome 85mm 1.8 for $144. Not too shabby! I'm totally glad I went with Canon on the repair. I originally told the wife I was going to sell it after it came back from the shop - I think I'll keep the lens I'm now calling "the dirty 85" :cool:


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Jun 30, 2010 17:15 |  #20

Update. Apparently, Canon didn't get all of that crap out the first time. I sent it back with about 1 month left on my six month warranty. Canon cleaned it, sent it back really fast, all for free of course.

It's maybe my favorite lens on the full-frame.


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Jun 30, 2010 17:23 |  #21

Hmmm.. I am going to say that dust is from a dirty SENSOR, not the lens. Just my opinion though... I have not known for dust in lenses to ever show up in the photos, ever.

Either way, good deal anyway. Glad they took care of the lens for you and cleaned it up!


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Jun 30, 2010 17:27 |  #22

Oh, this was just a major thread resurrection. I was updating anyone who might have cared, that Canon's warranty is awesome.

And no, that was not the sensor. I checked it. It wasn't dust, either. It was huge pieces of what looked like loose-leaf tobacco.


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Jun 30, 2010 19:22 |  #23

I wonder how it even got in there? Anyway, still awesome Canon took care of you the way they did!


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Jun 30, 2010 19:39 |  #24

I had a great experience with them the only time I used them as well. Congrats on the 85.


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Jun 30, 2010 22:21 |  #25

Hmmm.. I am going to say that dust is from a dirty SENSOR, not the lens. Just my opinion though... I have not known for dust in lenses to ever show up in the photos, ever.

Agree. That looks like dust on the sensor. I have never dust on a lens look like that.


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Jun 30, 2010 23:07 |  #26

Sensor Dust to me as well. Why don't you try another lens and see if the spots still show up?

Sensor dust is easy to blow out with those cheap $2 hand blowers.


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Jul 01, 2010 01:08 as a reply to  @ dKweddings.net's post |  #27

Just a side comment, but I noticed that 85mm f/1.8's get dust in them. At least the two copies I've had my hands on. I wonder why, because it doesn't zoom.


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Jul 01, 2010 01:36 as a reply to  @ post 7685712 |  #28

It shouldn't affect IQ but everything I sent to canon and back has always ended up spanking new. The glass is spotless.


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Jul 08, 2010 15:11 |  #29

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Sensor Dust to me as well. Why don't you try another lens and see if the spots still show up?

Sensor dust is easy to blow out with those cheap $2 hand blowers.

Not to be rude, but read the damn thread. It wasn't sensor dust. I can't be any clearer about that. I too know what sensor dust looks like, since I have multiple bodies that require regular sensor cleaning, which to do correctly, requires a loupe. And this wasn't just "dust" in the lens, it was 2mm pieces of what looked like loose-leaf tobacco. It was affecting pictures, I had it cleaned, I had to send it back to get it cleaned again under warranty. Happy ending to a sort-of-boring story. Go Canon.


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Jul 08, 2010 15:26 |  #30

leroy_sunset wrote in post #10500777 (external link)
Not to be rude, but read the damn thread. It wasn't sensor dust. I can't be any clearer about that. I too know what sensor dust looks like, since I have multiple bodies that require regular sensor cleaning, which to do correctly, requires a loupe. And this wasn't just "dust" in the lens, it was 2mm pieces of what looked like loose-leaf tobacco. It was affecting pictures, I had it cleaned, I had to send it back to get it cleaned again under warranty. Happy ending to a sort-of-boring story. Go Canon.

Did you consider sensor dust?

Seriously, sounds like a horrible deal all the way around. I would be willing to take if off your hands for almost what you have into it, you know, just 'cause I am a nice guy. :lol:

Great score! Congrats.


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