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Re: I dropped my 40D with EF 35L attached. Help pls!
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2012, 09:51:41 PM »
I once had my 10-22 fall out of my new bag onto the concrete.  Right hand side was out of focus.  Dropped it off at canon repair shop (they have them in town) and it was $80 for a new element and $120 for the repair work.
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Re: I dropped my 40D with EF 35L attached. Help pls!
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2012, 09:51:41 PM »

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Re: I dropped my 40D with EF 35L attached. Help pls!
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2012, 09:53:02 PM »
I would have expected it to be much more.  I would be very pleased to get the equipment back in working order that cheap, particularly when you consider the replacement cost.  I'm also impressed at the turn around time.

It's too bad it happened, of course, but it's good to know the services (at least in your case and my opinion) are reasonably priced.

Hope you are still able to get some use out of it on your trip.

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Re: I dropped my 40D with EF 35L attached. Help pls!
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2012, 11:53:09 PM »
Just picked up my camera and lens.

The 40D has replacements of the shutter assembly, the shutter release button and AF unit
The 35/1.4 has misaligned center components and need to be re-calibrated.

Everything is fixed and cost me $209 for the body and $269 for the lens.
Never thought repair can be so expensive. Take good care of your gears guys...
Just a heads up and insure it. I pay about $225 a year to cover 20k in gear w/o a deductable and it covers drops, theft, lost gear, just about anything. It pays for itself with one repair job at the Irvine service center.

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Re: I dropped my 40D with EF 35L attached. Help pls!
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2012, 03:46:22 AM »
You're lucky that's all the repair was... We have it worse in Canada. Generally their minimum fee is somewhere around $300.

With my experiences from Germany, I guess you're lucky the L lens repair wasn't even more expensive. When I got dust/sand in my 100mm non-L macro and the aperture didn't lock in anymore, the Canon service said the whole aperture AND motor had to be replaced, costing me 300€ - nearly the value of the lens!

I'm still wondering if I wasn't ripped off and they could have just cleaned it - but I am not a CPS member but just your average customer, and maybe that's the way they make money or the technicians' salaries are so high that repairing would have been even more expensive.
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Re: I dropped my 40D with EF 35L attached. Help pls!
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2012, 03:52:11 AM »
Just picked up my camera and lens.

The 40D has replacements of the shutter assembly, the shutter release button and AF unit
The 35/1.4 has misaligned center components and need to be re-calibrated.

Everything is fixed and cost me $209 for the body and $269 for the lens.
Never thought repair can be so expensive. Take good care of your gears guys...
Just a heads up and insure it. I pay about $225 a year to cover 20k in gear w/o a deductable and it covers drops, theft, lost gear, just about anything. It pays for itself with one repair job at the Irvine service center.

quick question, does that insurance cover drops made while you are outside?  The insurance I am looking to get (not in the U.S.) has a weird rule of only having coverage when I am under a roof.
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Re: I dropped my 40D with EF 35L attached. Help pls!
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2012, 07:40:08 AM »
I use hill and usher to cover my gear. Great insurance I case everything gets damaged or stolen. If you can afford this top quality gear, some insurance can save you alot of headache and worry.

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Re: I dropped my 40D with EF 35L attached. Help pls!
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2012, 09:43:32 AM »
Just picked up my camera and lens.

The 40D has replacements of the shutter assembly, the shutter release button and AF unit
The 35/1.4 has misaligned center components and need to be re-calibrated.

Everything is fixed and cost me $209 for the body and $269 for the lens.
Never thought repair can be so expensive. Take good care of your gears guys...
Just a heads up and insure it. I pay about $225 a year to cover 20k in gear w/o a deductable and it covers drops, theft, lost gear, just about anything. It pays for itself with one repair job at the Irvine service center.

quick question, does that insurance cover drops made while you are outside?  The insurance I am looking to get (not in the U.S.) has a weird rule of only having coverage when I am under a roof.

I specifically checked and even if I drop the thing off a pier or it gets soaked by a wave it's covered. Well worth the $225.

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Re: I dropped my 40D with EF 35L attached. Help pls!
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Re: I dropped my 40D with EF 35L attached. Help pls!
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2012, 06:23:24 PM »
Insurance ...l your best friend.... Not that expensive, around $1.5 per $100 insured per year...(in the US)  Some time ago on an accident my 70-200 hit the flor on the front lens, no lens cap, ended as a big piece of paperweight..  Insurance paid for it...

It was a Friday night.... Awful weekend until I got to talk with an agent on Monday.
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Re: I dropped my 40D with EF 35L attached. Help pls!
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2012, 12:22:31 AM »
If you have homeowner's or renter's insurance, and are not shooting professionally, you may already be covered, or you may need an addendum.  Mine is $.005 be $1 of gear per year.

Also consider buying your gear with a credit card that offers some protection.  My Amex doubles my warrantee and provides theft and loss protection.

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Re: I dropped my 40D with EF 35L attached. Help pls!
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2012, 01:11:55 AM »
As far as I know, renters insurance will not cover anything one you leave your home.
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Re: I dropped my 40D with EF 35L attached. Help pls!
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2012, 01:11:55 AM »