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Recycling/ repairing used lenses?


cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
11 Mar 2020 8:11PM
I dropped my Olympus 40-150 lens a week or so ago. Initially thought it was ok, only visible damage was to the edge of the filter. However, it has now stopped focussing. Have cleaned the contacts, which appear worn ( it was used when I bought it) but have to admit it's probably a gonna!.

It can go in the bin, but seems a waste if someone somewhere knows how to repair these (assuming Olympus would charge the earth).

Is there any place who could make use of it?

Thanks Jeff
peterjones 19 5.1k 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2020 11:25PM
I would certainly get some kind of estimate first before writing off the lens.
12 Mar 2020 8:37AM
If it's the little 'plastic fantastic' then probably not worth repairing when MPB have several on sale from 60 or so upwards. If it's the PRO then repair it unless the cost exceeds that of a replacement, either new or secondhand.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
12 Mar 2020 8:47AM

Quote:If it's the little 'plastic fantastic' then probably not worth repairing when MPB have several on sale from 60 or so upwards. If it's the PRO then repair it unless the cost exceeds that of a replacement, either new or secondhand.


Yes, it is that one...has been a great little lens.... thanks, Jeff
peterjones 19 5.1k 1 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2020 9:30PM
I assumed that you had the f/2.8 version; I agree with the others I would just pick up a s/h f/4-5.6 version and use your wreck as a door stop or funky ornament.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
12 Mar 2020 9:40PM
Thanks, Peter

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