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    tigerminx
    tigerminx  10237 forum posts South Africa
    6 Mar 2007 - 6:44 PM

    I reached into my camera bag to check a serial number of my 50mm lens, and clumsily dropped it to the floor. It only fell a couple of feet. So I quickly attached it to my Camera and low and behold it won't focus. Even in manual mode. If i take it off the camera and try adjusting the focus ring it just slides round and round. Please tell me I haven't cooked it !!!

    Thanks in advance.
    Bruce.

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    andytvcams
    andytvcams  1110396 forum posts United Kingdom
    6 Mar 2007 - 6:46 PM

    Yep you have Sad

    KenTaylor
    KenTaylor e2 Member 92980 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Mar 2007 - 6:50 PM

    Insurance springs to mind.
    Ken

    PatrickSmith
    6 Mar 2007 - 6:51 PM

    Sorry to hear of it Bruce. I think that major surgery (at least) will be required. It might cost more than it is worth but see what it will cost.

    Patrick

    tigerminx
    tigerminx  10237 forum posts South Africa
    6 Mar 2007 - 6:53 PM

    Oh dear... Certainly not the answers I was hoping to read. Nothing a Canon repair centre can look at?

    keithh
    keithh e2 Member 1022908 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna31 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Mar 2007 - 6:55 PM

    I think you'll be surprised how cheap the repair will be. I've had lenses re-built and elements replaced for less than 100

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    tigerminx
    tigerminx  10237 forum posts South Africa
    6 Mar 2007 - 7:01 PM

    Thanks Keith, that sounds reassuring. I suppose I can only check with Canon themselves.

    stevieb
    stevieb  102994 forum posts Panama2 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Mar 2007 - 7:31 PM

    Bruce, have a look here

    https://self-service.canon-europe.com/uk/pages/

    Last repair I had done, they took the lens in, and rang me back with an estimate before doing any work.

    Steve

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    tigerminx
    tigerminx  10237 forum posts South Africa
    6 Mar 2007 - 7:39 PM

    Thanks Steve, had a look at the site but couldn't find any info on my particular problem. I will contact Canon tomorrow and see what the damage will be. Just can't get over how easily it was damaged. Read a couple of forums about the design fault of the lens on the internet. Suppose lenses aren't made for dropping are they !!!

    Bruce.

    stevieb
    stevieb  102994 forum posts Panama2 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Mar 2007 - 7:47 PM

    Thank goodness it wasn't the F1.2L!!! Still doesn't make it any better.

    Mark_Readman
    6 Mar 2007 - 8:31 PM

    I had the same problem on a 50mm mki, it was dropped and the focus ring spun, several weeks later it fell from the top shelf on to concrete, out of shear curiosity I put it on a body and was amazed to see it working again as if nothing had happened other than a dent on the filter ring !
    Thats Luck !!

    tigerminx
    tigerminx  10237 forum posts South Africa
    6 Mar 2007 - 8:33 PM

    Hmm, I wonder if I should drop it again Smile

    What a blow !!!

    andytvcams
    andytvcams  1110396 forum posts United Kingdom
    6 Mar 2007 - 8:36 PM

    Try putting it back in auto focus and manual adjust the focus ring.

    Let me know if anything what happens?.

    stevieb
    stevieb  102994 forum posts Panama2 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Mar 2007 - 8:37 PM

    ooops..


    Quote: Hmm, I wonder if I should drop it again Smile

    That smacks of putting your finger in the fire to me. LOL!!

    tigerminx
    tigerminx  10237 forum posts South Africa
    7 Mar 2007 - 9:01 AM

    Hi Andy. Tried doing that. Still no movement. After turning the focusing ring for quite a while I eventually got some movement !!!

    Bruce.

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