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Jan 06, 2010 01:14 |  #1

I have a friend who wants to sell his Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS for $700, which I know is a steal, but I am wondering how much it will cost to have it fixed. The problem is with the zoom- as it won't zoom in or out. Everything else with the lens is fine... nothing wrong with the focus or anything else. Does anyone have any idea of an estimate for having this problem fixed? Is this even worth the "great price"?




  
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Jan 06, 2010 01:16 |  #2

whirligig wrote in post #9334283 (external link)
I have a friend who wants to sell his Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS for $700, which I know is a steal, but I am wondering how much it will cost to have it fixed. The problem is with the zoom- as it won't zoom in or out. Everything else with the lens is fine... nothing wrong with the focus or anything else. Does anyone have any idea of an estimate for having this problem fixed? Is this even worth the "great price"?

if you want a wild guess i'd say $500. otherwise send it in to canon for a free estimate :D.

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Jan 06, 2010 02:29 |  #3

Hard to say, but Ed is right, it could be pricey. Also of concern is how did that happen? These lens are tough.
Might be best to see what Canon says first.


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Jan 06, 2010 02:34 |  #4

He broke it just in time, the sequal is here to arrive soon :P

All kidding aside, like ed said, could be pricey depending on what causes the lens not to zoom. Maybe get a little of the price for a cheap prime :P


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Jan 06, 2010 06:24 |  #5

I'd stay well clear from any big white lens that's taken a knock like that. If the metal zoom rings are damaged, you can guarentee that the optics have shifted too. For that price, I could go and get a shiney new 70-200/f4 IS L and know that it's perfect and un-abused


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Jan 06, 2010 08:00 |  #6

The zoom mechanism can fail mechanically without impact, but it's a concern. These lenses are very repairable, and I had one with CA issues brand new... just depends.
I'd want a firm price though for a fully functional lense... the f/2.8 and 4 aren't interchangeable.
The f/2.8 version may drop in value/price a bit due to the newer version's release; it's a buyer's market for the f/2.8 version, new(version I) or used!


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Jan 06, 2010 09:00 |  #7

See if he'd let you send it off to Canon for a free estimate. Could be very little, could be a lot.


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Jan 06, 2010 09:32 |  #8

It could be expensive or cheap.
If there is some thread worn of, it could be cheap, but if it fell down and the inner parts are wrenged, it could be very expensive.
Try to have an estimate from Canon, like said above.


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Jan 17, 2010 02:26 |  #9

thanks for all of the input! i opted out of the "deal" and am keeping my eyes out for something that is is good, working order... should be something i can afford out there soon with the new mark ii out in february! :) if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is!




  
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Jan 17, 2010 02:33 |  #10

If you get it fixed, I bet it'll cost you less than the cost of a used working 70-200 2.8 IS. This lens is fantastic. I would buy it and just send it in to canon. They replaced some internal mechanism on my 70-200 and the body mount as well as the thread filter for 250$. I think yours will cost a little more.


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Jan 17, 2010 02:45 |  #11

SiaoP wrote in post #9409421 (external link)
If you get it fixed, I bet it'll cost you less than the cost of a used working 70-200 2.8 IS. This lens is fantastic. I would buy it and just send it in to canon. They replaced some internal mechanism on my 70-200 and the body mount as well as the thread filter for 250$. I think yours will cost a little more.

oh, siao... now you're just toying with my emotions... :confused:
i think i'd just like to have your whole set-up, instead :lol:




  
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Mar 09, 2010 13:12 |  #12

Check out this thread?

https://photography-on-the.net …highlight=broke​n+70-200mm

He seemed to do alright for himself :)


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