EFS 18-55MM faulty

Discussion in 'Canon' started by MB, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. MB

    MB Guest

    The EFS 18-55MM IS lens off my EOS450D is "dead", not autofocussing and
    not able to take pictures.

    Are there any common faults on these?

    I have ordered up a new (better) lens but wondering if it is worth
    getting this one repaired as I suspect the repair cost would exceed the
    value.
     
    MB, Jun 15, 2011
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  2. MB plaatste dit op zijn scherm :
    I'm pretty sure the repairs of this lens is more expensive than buying
    an new one (even with IS)
     
    André, PE1PQX, Jun 15, 2011
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  3. MB

    MB Guest



    That was what I suspected. Just thought I would ask in case there is
    some common fault which is very easily fixed.

    Replacement lens should arrive in next could of days.
     
    MB, Jun 15, 2011
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  4. MB heeft uiteengezet op 15-6-2011 :
    Here in Holland the EF-S 18-55 IS costs about 100 euro's (approx. 143
    USD), bulk price. I'll bet the repairs go much higher.
     
    André, PE1PQX, Jun 15, 2011
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  5. MB

    MB Guest



    You tend to find they can charge that much before they even do any work!
     
    MB, Jun 15, 2011
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  6. Op 15-6-2011, heeft MB verondersteld :
    That's normal practice here in Holland.
    You even have to pay them, just for opening a package and see what's
    inside, you have to pay them some adminitration fee, reseach costs,
    repair costs (and materials costs), returing costs to send you the lens
    back, and I did not even mention labour costs.
    Prices up to ¤100,- (143 USD) is pretty normal here and then there is
    no repairs done yet, just figuring out what's wrong.
     
    André, PE1PQX, Jun 15, 2011
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  7. MB

    MB Guest

    When my previous watch died, the makers quoted something around £70
    before any work done but offered a very good discount on new watches so
    just bought a new one.
     
    MB, Jun 15, 2011
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  8. MB heeft ons zojuist aangekondigd :
    Same story I guess...
     
    André, PE1PQX, Jun 16, 2011
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