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
    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
  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
  5. MB

    MB Guest

    You tend to find they can charge that much before they even do any work!
    MB, Jun 15, 2011
  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
  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
  8. MB heeft ons zojuist aangekondigd :
    Same story I guess...
    André, PE1PQX, Jun 16, 2011
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