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Viking Burial Fun (eral) topic!
« on: May 01, 2013, 05:45:48 PM »
My local lens surgeons worked wonders on my dropped Sigma 18-50.  For £84 the brought it back to life and calibrated it better than it was new (Aj Johnstones BTW, for anybody in Scotland)

Before I got the repair I asked forum users for advice on a viking burial...

So CRoomies!  Suppose you have a dead lens.  The AF has banged, some spores have been spotted or you get the dreaded BC or ERR99.

How would you give your glass a worthy last hurrah or send off?

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Viking Burial Fun (eral) topic!
« on: May 01, 2013, 05:45:48 PM »

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Re: Viking Burial Fun (eral) topic!
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 06:33:52 PM »
A friend of mine had a lens, not sure which one, smashed an element or two. The remaining elements worked quite well as a Loupe.
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Re: Viking Burial Fun (eral) topic!
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 07:08:27 PM »
I thought twice, sent it to Canon who fixed it for very reasonable money and I have been using it ever since.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 10:04:16 PM »
I'd fix it with duct tape and vise-grips :)
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 10:09:28 PM »
I thought twice, sent it to Canon who fixed it for very reasonable money and I have been using it ever since.

I am sure a few people would like to know what your definition of "reasonable money" is? How much did it cost, and did they tell you what was wrong with it?
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Re: Viking Burial Fun (eral) topic!
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 11:15:19 PM »
It was back in late 2004, it got dropped with a 1VHs. Back then Canon did fixed price servicing, it cost $175 plus shipping to them. The lenses are actually designed to break like that to save the glass, which it did, there is a plastic section the mount is attached to and is a designed weak point, but I did kill the circuit board and all the ribbon cables too......

The lens has been back to Canon a couple of times since for servicing and misalignment corrections but that was due to different incidents, the last time was well over $300 with no obvious damage just really bad IQ.
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Re: Viking Burial Fun (eral) topic!
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 07:37:01 AM »
i'd take it to bits to see what is inside...

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013, 10:06:39 AM »
I've fixed over 2 dozen bodies, and at least a dozen lenses.  I'd be taking it apart and repairing it.  Currently I'm attempting to reassemble a Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8D lens (push-pull) that I fixed.  Trying to reassemble in the same way I disassembled it has not worked and there are no complete repair manuals available (only exploded diagrams and parts lists).  Not sure if this will be a successful repair or not.
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Re: Viking Burial Fun (eral) topic!
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013, 10:14:17 AM »
So what will happen to it if it isn't Kyle, thats what I want to know?

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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2013, 10:19:21 AM »
Likely sell for parts on eBay (I picked it up on eBay for $67 shipped, which is far below the $200+ it typically sells for, and well below the $100-150 they go for when repair is needed).  Selling for parts will likely end close to a break-even point.  I find no joy in destroying otherwise usable parts.
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Re: Viking Burial Fun (eral) topic!
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2013, 02:14:14 PM »
I've fixed over 2 dozen bodies, and at least a dozen lenses.  I'd be taking it apart and repairing it.  Currently I'm attempting to reassemble a Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8D lens (push-pull) that I fixed.  Trying to reassemble in the same way I disassembled it has not worked and there are no complete repair manuals available (only exploded diagrams and parts lists).  Not sure if this will be a successful repair or not.

At work, I often shoot video of myself taking something apart.... lets me know what I did and in what order... I talk to the camera as I go. This strategy fails when the thing you are taking apart is your camera :)
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