broken lens - worth repairing ?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by s, Oct 9, 2005.

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    s Guest

    My canon 90-300 got dropped. I think it's landed on it's faced and this
    pushed the barrel in a bit. Now it only zooms from around 100 to 300,
    can't quite get to 90. If i tumble the lens, i can hear something
    rattling around in side ! No external damage.

    Worth repairing, or should i replace with same or different? A new
    90-300 is around $380.

    I already have a nice 100-300 f4 zoom, so i'm not interested in getting
    a big/high-quality zoom. A small, lightweight zoom might be worth
    looking at .. not sure what though. Any suggestions ? A 70-200 f4 L
    would be nice, but a bit expensive. Might spend the money on some
    accesories instead (small tripod, battery, filter, RC)
     
    s, Oct 9, 2005
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    Jasen Guest

    No, get a new one. Unless it is an expensive lens much over $500, don't
    bother. I have a 400mm fixed Aspherical that only had a fogged element and
    it cost $650 to replace it. Eleven years ago the lens cost me $700 and I am
    not sure can cheaply replace it.
     
    Jasen, Oct 9, 2005
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  3. s

    I have a 90-300 f/4.5-5.6 USM that I have hardly used that I don't want
    any more. It was purchased just under two years ago from Rainer's Camera
    House in Brisbane (I still have the box). It has been used for fewer
    than 50 images, all on an EOS 300D. It has also had a Hoya skylight
    filter on it all that time.

    If you are interested in buying this lens from me, please contact me at
    mstrasser AT gmail DOT com.

    -Michael
     
    Michael Strasser, Oct 10, 2005
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