Getting a Lens repaired
Posted 23 November 2010 - 04:28 PM
I took it into my local camera shop who sent it to Canon's repair centre and unfortunately Canon have stopped making the lens now and it has been sent back without repairing it because they don't have any spare parts.
Does anyone know of any independent repair centres who might be able to repair it for me or am I looking at buying a new lens?
Thanks in advance,
Posted 23 November 2010 - 04:54 PM
I used these people ...Camera Clinic for my Minolta but they do most types according to their web literature. Expensive (a little), but the fix has stayed fixed.
You could try Googling for repairs ... such as this result.
Canon ought to know some independents, but then again, my experience with Canon suggests they think customers buy their products for Canon's benefit! Which is why I've never bought a Canon camera again. Depending on its age and condition, you may find it's cheaper to buy a new one from Canon, and almost certainly will be from the independents (Tamron, Sigma, etc).
Posted 24 November 2010 - 05:54 PM
I picked my lens up from my local camera shop today with a very impersonal letter from Canon saying that spares are only available 5-7 years after they stop production of the lens.
The frustrating thing for me is the fact that I haven't even had the lens 5 years from new so I feel Iíve been sold a lens that they have been unable to support should it have gone wrong.
I like the Canon 50mm Macro lens as it gives great results and can be used as a general purpose lens as much as a macro one. The closest replacement I can get is the 60mm EFS lens.
With a bit of luck I can find an independent repair centre who will be able to fix it.
Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:07 PM
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