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6 Mar 2007 6:44PM
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.

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andytvcams Plus
14 10.4k United Kingdom
6 Mar 2007 6:46PM
Yep you have Sad
KenTaylor Plus
12 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2007 6:50PM
Insurance springs to mind.
PatrickSmith Plus
12 1.2k 2 United States
6 Mar 2007 6:51PM
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.

6 Mar 2007 6:53PM
Oh dear... Certainly not the answers I was hoping to read. Nothing a Canon repair centre can look at?
keithh Plus
13 25.2k 33 Wallis And Futuna
6 Mar 2007 6:55PM
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
6 Mar 2007 7:01PM
Thanks Keith, that sounds reassuring. I suppose I can only check with Canon themselves.
stevieb Plus
12 3.0k 2 Panama
6 Mar 2007 7:31PM
Bruce, have a look here


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

6 Mar 2007 7:39PM
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 !!!

stevieb Plus
12 3.0k 2 Panama
6 Mar 2007 7:47PM
Thank goodness it wasn't the F1.2L!!! Still doesn't make it any better.
6 Mar 2007 8:31PM
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 !!
6 Mar 2007 8:33PM
Hmm, I wonder if I should drop it again Smile

What a blow !!!
andytvcams Plus
14 10.4k United Kingdom
6 Mar 2007 8:36PM
Try putting it back in auto focus and manual adjust the focus ring.

Let me know if anything what happens?.
stevieb Plus
12 3.0k 2 Panama
6 Mar 2007 8:37PM

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

That smacks of putting your finger in the fire to me. LOL!!
7 Mar 2007 9:01AM
Hi Andy. Tried doing that. Still no movement. After turning the focusing ring for quite a while I eventually got some movement !!!


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