September 18, 2014, 08:13:53 PM

Author Topic: Distance window is missing - problem?  (Read 841 times)

plam_1980

  • Guest
Distance window is missing - problem?
« on: May 07, 2012, 09:35:54 AM »
Hey, everyone
I can get a 135 L at a bargain, but the glass on the distance meter is missing. Can this be a problem - i.e. dust entering the lens, or it should not cause any problem?

Thanks

canon rumors FORUM

Distance window is missing - problem?
« on: May 07, 2012, 09:35:54 AM »

Mt Spokane Photography

  • Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
  • ********
  • Posts: 8659
    • View Profile
Re: Distance window is missing - problem?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 10:50:06 AM »
Hey, everyone
I can get a 135 L at a bargain, but the glass on the distance meter is missing. Can this be a problem - i.e. dust entering the lens, or it should not cause any problem?

Thanks

You can get a replacement from Canon for a few dollars.  It is a sign that the lens might have seen some abuse, or the window might have just fallen off.  In any event, plan on paying a low enough price to have canon do any necessary cleaning / repairs.  It likely has dust and dirt in it if the window has been missing for a while.
 
With new ones selling for $1000, paying $700 means that with a trip to Canon and a minor repair, your final cost will likely be $1000 or more unless its perfect.

plam_1980

  • Guest
Re: Distance window is missing - problem?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 03:03:49 AM »
Thanks for the advice :)

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Distance window is missing - problem?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 03:03:49 AM »