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Gear Talk => Lenses => Topic started by: kev8d on November 29, 2012, 04:55:42 PM

Title: Our 70-200 fell; Canon says they will just need to repair a few parts...
Post by: kev8d on November 29, 2012, 04:55:42 PM

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I've got your EF 70-200 2.8L IS USM and there is an estimate that requires your approval.

Repair cost for this unit is $1,426.74
We are going to have to replace  a few parts on the unit they are;
RING, FOCUS ADJUSTMENT
FOCUSING ASS'Y, USM
LENS ASS'Y, 1ST GROUP
FRONT RING UNIT
LENS ASS'Y, 3RD GROUP
ZOOM UNIT
KEY, GUIDE
BARREL, INTERMEDIATE
RING, FOCUSING

LOL
Thanks, Canon! I bought the lens used for less than that.  :-\

Title: Re: Our 70-200 fell; Canon says they will just need to repair a few parts...
Post by: neuroanatomist on November 29, 2012, 04:58:43 PM
Insurance claim then 70-200 MkII?   ;)
Title: Re: Our 70-200 fell; Canon says they will just need to repair a few parts...
Post by: Dylan777 on November 29, 2012, 05:09:46 PM

Those parts belong to f2.8 IS II.....so why not ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Our 70-200 fell; Canon says they will just need to repair a few parts...
Post by: kev8d on November 29, 2012, 06:04:16 PM
I like how you guys think! LOL

Checking with the insurance company today. Will see!
Title: Re: Our 70-200 fell; Canon says they will just need to repair a few parts...
Post by: BruinBear on November 29, 2012, 07:37:16 PM
How big of a fall was this...any pictures of the carnage?  ;D
Title: Re: Our 70-200 fell; Canon says they will just need to repair a few parts...
Post by: mrmarks on November 29, 2012, 08:27:23 PM
Looks like extensive damage! Might as well get a good used one.
Title: Re: Our 70-200 fell; Canon says they will just need to repair a few parts...
Post by: robbymack on November 29, 2012, 08:44:46 PM
Mental note to self, don't drop $2000 lens
Title: Re: Our 70-200 fell; Canon says they will just need to repair a few parts...
Post by: East Wind Photography on November 29, 2012, 08:49:01 PM
How much canon stuff do you own?  Can you qualify for Canon Professional Services?  If so you can get a big discount off that repair and priority turnaround.  They don't really verify but it's all based on how much stuff you own.  Might be worth the cost of CPS to get the discount. Other perks too.

I recently got a 300 2.8 IS repaired and the discount was substantial.

I like how you guys think! LOL

Checking with the insurance company today. Will see!
Title: Re: Our 70-200 fell; Canon says they will just need to repair a few parts...
Post by: pwp on November 29, 2012, 08:56:18 PM
First the bad news:

A few years ago I had a 1D MkIIn with 70-200 f/2.8is fall from hip height onto carpet. Worst case scenario. The body was a write off and the lens needed expensive repairs at CPS. Afterwards, that lens was never quite right. OK, but the snap just wasn't there any more. Traded up to the 70-200 f/2.8isII which I still have.

Now the good news:

Under my insurance policy, I was surprised that it covered me for "At Fault" accidental damage. A small excess was paid, they dealt with CPS, CPS loaned me replacements for the lens repair period. The Mk2n is landfill.

-PW
Title: Re: Our 70-200 fell; Canon says they will just need to repair a few parts...
Post by: verysimplejason on November 29, 2012, 09:33:40 PM

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I've got your EF 70-200 2.8L IS USM and there is an estimate that requires your approval.

Repair cost for this unit is $1,426.74
We are going to have to replace  a few parts on the unit they are;
RING, FOCUS ADJUSTMENT
FOCUSING ASS'Y, USM
LENS ASS'Y, 1ST GROUP
FRONT RING UNIT
LENS ASS'Y, 3RD GROUP
ZOOM UNIT
KEY, GUIDE
BARREL, INTERMEDIATE
RING, FOCUSING

LOL
Thanks, Canon! I bought the lens used for less than that.  :-\

It's like building a new lens already.  Why not buy used?  ;D
Title: Re: Our 70-200 fell; Canon says they will just need to repair a few parts...
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on November 29, 2012, 09:39:46 PM
How much canon stuff do you own?  Can you qualify for Canon Professional Services?  If so you can get a big discount off that repair and priority turnaround.  They don't really verify but it's all based on how much stuff you own.  Might be worth the cost of CPS to get the discount. Other perks too.

I recently got a 300 2.8 IS repaired and the discount was substantial.

I like how you guys think! LOL
Not any more, he can't.  The lens must be registered with CPS before he sends it in. 

Checking with the insurance company today. Will see!
Title: Re: Our 70-200 fell; Canon says they will just need to repair a few parts...
Post by: BruinBear on November 30, 2012, 12:17:16 AM
First the bad news:

A few years ago I had a 1D MkIIn with 70-200 f/2.8is fall from hip height onto carpet. Worst case scenario. The body was a write off and the lens needed expensive repairs at CPS. Afterwards, that lens was never quite right. OK, but the snap just wasn't there any more. Traded up to the 70-200 f/2.8isII which I still have.

Now the good news:

Under my insurance policy, I was surprised that it covered me for "At Fault" accidental damage. A small excess was paid, they dealt with CPS, CPS loaned me replacements for the lens repair period. The Mk2n is landfill.

-PW

May i ask what company you have insurance with that covers accidental damage?
Title: Re: Our 70-200 fell; Canon says they will just need to repair a few parts...
Post by: Marsu42 on November 30, 2012, 02:16:19 AM
Thanks, Canon! I bought the lens used for less than that.  :-\

I was stunned by the repair costs for a non-L 100mm macro lens, too and then upgraded to a 100L ... I guess Canon pricing expects you to be either ensured or buy new gear with warranty.

This is really a reason to think about buying $2000+ or even $1000+ lenses without insurance, something far too often thought about when amateurs are told to get a very good L lens that maxes out their budget. The alternative is to buy less stellar stuff and then just replace it when it's broken which gives some peace of mind, too.
Title: Re: Our 70-200 fell; Canon says they will just need to repair a few parts...
Post by: pwp on November 30, 2012, 02:39:43 AM
Now the good news:
Under my insurance policy, I was surprised that it covered me for "At Fault" accidental damage. A small excess was paid, they dealt with CPS, CPS loaned me replacements for the lens repair period. The Mk2n is landfill.
-PW
May i ask what company you have insurance with that covers accidental damage?
It's http://www.aisinsurance.com.au (http://www.aisinsurance.com.au) Contact and great guy is George Roth.

-PW
Title: Re: Our 70-200 fell; Canon says they will just need to repair a few parts...
Post by: Botts on November 30, 2012, 02:44:32 AM
I'm insured with TD Meloche Monnex home insurance, and they'll cover any of my camera gear for all-perils, (excluding things like, acts of war or God) for only a $500 deductible.  I didn't even need to add a rider.  Just call and ask!

I will add that this is only for personal gear, not professional.