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What to do with a broken 70-200 f/2.8 IS mkI?
« on: December 11, 2012, 01:18:06 PM »
Our 70-200 f/2.8 IS mkI hit the concrete this year, and after sending it to Canon for a repair quote, it'd cost more to repair it than to buy another used one ($1500).

Canon shipped the lens back to me, so now the question is: What should I do with it?
Do people actually pay ok money for shattered lenses?

I've heard of people turning lenses into cool household items like teabag holders. Any neat ideas?

If you're curious, here's what Canon says needs to be fixed:
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
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What to do with a broken 70-200 f/2.8 IS mkI?
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Re: What to do with a broken 70-200 f/2.8 IS mkI?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 01:21:09 PM »
ebay it.

A Platinum CPS memeber could buy it and repair it for 60% of what they quoted you. Let them know the quote amount, they might be able to make a few dollars.

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Re: What to do with a broken 70-200 f/2.8 IS mkI?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 01:43:49 PM »
I should mention, the quote was after my Canadian CPS gold discount of 20% :\
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Re: What to do with a broken 70-200 f/2.8 IS mkI?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 03:34:02 PM »
I should mention, the quote was after my Canadian CPS gold discount of 20% :\

Be willing to send it to ship it to USA if you sell it on ebay.
Still, you might get more and it will be better than making a pencil holder out of it.

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Re: What to do with a broken 70-200 f/2.8 IS mkI?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 04:36:59 PM »
Coolest paper weight ever!

Or hollow it out and turn it into a flower pot. 
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Re: What to do with a broken 70-200 f/2.8 IS mkI?
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 05:42:42 PM »
Frame it and display it like a trophy.  That would be cool - really!

If that's mine, I would cut and surround it with Plexiglas and display it in my desk.   :)

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Re: What to do with a broken 70-200 f/2.8 IS mkI?
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 06:36:38 PM »
There are lots of good parts left, sell it for parts on ebay, and it may allow repair of several other lenses.

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Re: What to do with a broken 70-200 f/2.8 IS mkI?
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 06:36:38 PM »