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Lens Servicing


Tallmanirl Avatar
Tallmanirl 9 374 Ireland
18 Jun 2020 10:39PM
Hi guys!
Iíll be sending in my Canon 5D to have the sensor cleaned tomorrow (Friday) or Monday. Iím thinking of sending in my 17-40 & 70-200 L lenses for servicing too while Iím at it. They havenít been done in years but Iíve not noticed any lens faults. Do you guys ever get lenses serviced without any obvious faults?
Jestertheclown Avatar
Jestertheclown 14 8.8k 255 England
18 Jun 2020 10:58PM
To be honest, I'd never thought about it.

I clean my own sensors so perhaps it's just not occurred to me.
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pink Plus
20 7.4k 11 England
19 Jun 2020 7:03AM
The only lens I have had cleaned was my old 'push & pull' 100-400 as it gathered dust internally, apart from that I haven't seen the need.
Clean them yourself and make sure the contacts are clean, as long as they function ok then I wouldn't bother.
I also clean my own sensors, its not that daunting, just watch a few you tube videos and you can save yourself some cash, and also the bother of sending it off.
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LenShepherd 15 4.7k United Kingdom
19 Jun 2020 8:03AM
Nikon suggests having equipment serviced every 2 years, or more frequently if very heavily used.
Obviously this costs money, though when the equipment is returned it should perform as well as new equipment.
Tallmanirl Avatar
Tallmanirl 9 374 Ireland
19 Jun 2020 9:47AM
Thanks guys!😀
Tallmanirl Avatar
Tallmanirl 9 374 Ireland
19 Jun 2020 9:51AM
I can clean the lenses fine, but was considering sending them to be checked for any faults in them.
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dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
19 Jun 2020 10:32AM
I've only sent lenses in when they;ve been damaged.
If the lenses still operate normally I wouldn't consider servicing.
If it's peace of mind, get a service quote and then decide if that's ok to put your mind at rest.
As for sensor cleaning it's very straightforward, as you're only cleaning a glass layer on the sensor, not the sensor itself. But if it's something that concerns you then by all means get a service centre to do it. I've cleaned all my cameras ensors with no problem though it did take numerous attempts on a couple of occasions for some stubborn spots. I've not needed to clean them since fortunately.
Tallmanirl Avatar
Tallmanirl 9 374 Ireland
19 Jun 2020 10:36AM
Thanks again guys!😀
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Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
19 Jun 2020 11:14AM
No never considered sending a camera or lens for servicing. My 5D4 sensor has not yet needed cleaning but when it does, I can easily do it myself, as I have done for previous cameras. The only time I would consider sending a lens anywhere is, if a definite fault has occurred and the lens needs disassembly which should take place in a "Clean room". The largest clean room I have seen is where they assembled the Hubble Telescope.

Dave
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PatriciaWilson 19 617 58 Greece
21 Oct 2020 5:18PM

Quote:The only lens I have had cleaned was my old 'push & pull' 100-400 as it gathered dust internally, apart from that I haven't seen the need.
Clean them yourself and make sure the contacts are clean, as long as they function ok then I wouldn't bother.
I also clean my own sensors, its not that daunting, just watch a few you tube videos and you can save yourself some cash, and also the bother of sending it off.



Hi, My 100-400 also needs cleaning. I sent it to Miles W, but he said there was too much dust inside. Who did yours, please, Pink, and at what cost?
Tallmanirl Avatar
Tallmanirl 9 374 Ireland
21 Oct 2020 5:57PM
Thanks Patricia!😀
PatriciaWilson Avatar
PatriciaWilson 19 617 58 Greece
21 Oct 2020 9:37PM
Pink, where did you get your 100-400 cleaned?

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