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paul13walnut5

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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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Re: Viking Burial Fun (eral) topic!
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 10:04:16 PM »
I'd fix it with duct tape and vise-grips :)
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Re: Viking Burial Fun (eral) topic!
« 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.
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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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 #6 on: May 02, 2013, 07:37:01 AM »

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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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Re: Viking Burial Fun (eral) topic!
« 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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Re: Viking Burial Fun (eral) topic!
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2013, 02:14:14 PM »