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Lenses / How to fix zoom creep on EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens?
« on: September 09, 2013, 07:23:36 PM »
I just bought a used EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens.

I got a really good deal because I was able to bid down the price as there was dust in the front barrel and because the lens exhibited noticeable zoom creep. Other than that, the lens is in perfect optical and cosmetic condition.

Basically, I intend to clean the dust out by following this video:

Canon 17-55

and I figure that if I am already going to be opening up the lens, I can try to fix the zoom creep as well.

I tried finding information about this particular lens, but I was not able to find much that was helpful.

Does anyone know how to fix the zoom creep on this lens, or can you point me to a resource somewhere? I am comfortable ordering parts if I need to.

P.S. I know there are lensband/rubberband solutions, but at this moment, I'm not interested in those.

EOS Bodies / Sell 60D now or after 70D is shipping?
« on: April 17, 2013, 05:47:22 AM »

I received a brand new 60D kit (with 18-135mm lens) last year for Black Friday (I didn't even have to wait for Christmas). So it's only a few months old, and I've only taken a couple thousand pictures, and it is in mint condition.

I was considering upgrading to either the 70D or 6D, and was wondering about what the optimal time would be to sell the 60D.

It appears that on eBay/Craigslist, the most I might be able to get is maybe $750, so a lot of depreciation has already occured.

My question is, when the replacement is announced, will the used price plummet, or will it remain relatively stable? If it's not going to drop much more in value, then I'll probably hang onto it for a while.

However, if the price is going to go through the floor, I'll seriously consider selling it soon/now, even before the 70D is announced/shipping.

(I know a lot of this is contintent on the 70D specs, but looking for general advice.)


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