« on: August 06, 2013, 10:31:35 AM »
I put my 17 year old EF 70-200 2.8L lens in for a repair estimate last week and got the quote today.
The problems I was having were the autofocus being a bit shaky and indecisive, plus some strange coloured highlights at the end of hairs in bright sunlight. And, of course the usual calibration stuff.
They are saying that they would like to replace the focusing assembly and a couple of smaller parts to clean it and lubricate it properly.
The trouble is the cost of these repairs... Just under £200 ($300)
Now, I can pick up a brand new one for £825 or a 2.8L IS II for £1350 from overseas.
Is it worth just getting the old girl repaired for a quarter of the cost of a new one?
What would the forum do?