I've got the old 100-400 and love it but my IS recently went buggy. It'd gone out in January but came back to life and then died again about a month ago.
Does anyone know about or have experience with getting a lens repaired near end of life? I'd send it in now if I had the cash available, but just finishing grad school and so it hasn't been a priority. I figure they'll have some spare parts around still once the new lens is released. But for the sake of hassle and cost, should I save up and send my copy in as soon as I can?
I would suggest you to contact your Canon service center and get a quote.
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