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Super Contributor
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Registered: ‎09-29-2015

Re: 18-55 zoom lens repair

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You must have opened up the lens to attempt repairing it. I recognize the part which is deep inside the lens barrel and there is no way that it will fall off the lens when you removed it from the camera. One has to open the lens entirely to see the part. It is underneath the PCB inside  the barrel . It won't come out from the lens mount opening.


If you don't know how to put it back, there are a lot of tutorials on the YouTube.

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Re: 18-55 zoom lens repair

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Re: 18-55 zoom lens repair


lly3988 wrote:

You must have opened up the lens to attempt repairing it. I recognize the part which is deep inside the lens barrel and there is no way that it will fall off the lens when you removed it from the camera. One has to open the lens entirely to see the part. It is underneath the PCB inside  the barrel . It won't come out from the lens mount opening.


If you don't know how to put it back, there are a lot of tutorials on the YouTube.


Which brings up the obvious point that if we'd been told the truth in the first place, we wouldn't have wasted our time guessing.

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Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: 18-55 zoom lens repair


RobertTheFat wrote:

lly3988 wrote:

You must have opened up the lens to attempt repairing it. I recognize the part which is deep inside the lens barrel and there is no way that it will fall off the lens when you removed it from the camera. One has to open the lens entirely to see the part. It is underneath the PCB inside  the barrel . It won't come out from the lens mount opening.


If you don't know how to put it back, there are a lot of tutorials on the YouTube.


Which brings up the obvious point that if we'd been told the truth in the first place, we wouldn't have wasted our time guessing.


I figured it out from the start.  I was just trying to be polite about it, by dropping some hints.

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Re: 18-55 zoom lens repair

I am not trying to waste anyone’s time. I’m sure you are all extremely busy and experts regarding this particular lens. However, I am not lying about what happened. I was sitting at my dining room table and removed the lens from the camera. When I separated the lens from the camera, the part fell on the table. I thought it came from the camera because I couldn’t see any thing inside the lens that appeared to be missing. I set it aside and was considering purchasing a new camera body, the canon 80D. As I was looking at the lenses to see if I wanted to add a new lens, I attached the 50mm lens to the camera and it worked fine. That’s when I took a closer look at the lens and realized that the part came from the lens. I reviewed YouTube videos to see where the part fits and how. I also decided to join this group. What an eye opener! Three of the esteemed members have accused me of lying. It seems that I am wasting my time trying to learn from the more experienced users. Thank you for enlightening me.

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Re: 18-55 zoom lens repair

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Jhstarkey1 wrote:

I am not trying to waste anyone’s time. I’m sure you are all extremely busy and experts regarding this particular lens. However, I am not lying about what happened. I was sitting at my dining room table and removed the lens from the camera. When I separated the lens from the camera, the part fell on the table. I thought it came from the camera because I couldn’t see any thing inside the lens that appeared to be missing. I set it aside and was considering purchasing a new camera body, the canon 80D. As I was looking at the lenses to see if I wanted to add a new lens, I attached the 50mm lens to the camera and it worked fine. That’s when I took a closer look at the lens and realized that the part came from the lens. I reviewed YouTube videos to see where the part fits and how. I also decided to join this group. What an eye opener! Three of the esteemed members have accused me of lying. It seems that I am wasting my time trying to learn from the more experienced users. Thank you for enlightening me.


No one is calling you a liar.  Anything can happen, most especially when you least expect it.  However, in my decades of experience, screws generally are not able to unscrew themselves.  It takes help from an external force.  

 

Where did the lens come from?  As I observed earlier, more parts would have to come out before that thing comes out.

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Re: 18-55 zoom lens repair

Nobody is accusing that you are lying. Take it easy. We are here to help finding out the possible causes of why this has come into being.

 

The part shown in the pics you posted definitely belongs to a lens (may not be yours and not necessarily Canon lenses) . It is connected to flex cables and the PCB to transmit data relating to the operation of the lens - the focal distance and aperture values etc) It could only come out when one removed the lens mount and the PCB and the focus motor assembly. One still has to get into the barrel to remove some other parts including some flex cables and the helicoid assembly to get the part out.

 

If your lens is intact and nothing came loose, then the only explanation is that the part doesn't belong to your 18 55 kit lens and it may be a part of another lens. It may have dropped out of the camera/lens packing box etc etc.

 

I have reviewed the following youtube again and the shape of the two comb-like parts seem similar but not exactly identical. But there are differnt versions of the lens and I have not had the opportunity to open up all of them.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEUsgNOCaUw

 

It is not worth the time and money to repair it. Buy a STM version from a dealer and you will have warranty and peace of mind.

 

Good luck and happy shooting.

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Registered: ‎12-02-2017

Re: 18-55 zoom lens repair

Mr. Honored Contibuter,

When someone writes “if we had been told the truth to begin with...”. Sounds like you are saying I lied. 

The lens came with the camera. I appreciate your observation, but nothing came out except the part in the photo. There are no  obvious ways to attach the piece. No holes. Thought maybe it was attached by an adhesive. I have tried to find an exploded drawing of the lens but haven’t had any luck. Anyway, it is probably not worth pursuing. I was just curious.

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Re: 18-55 zoom lens repair

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"When someone writes “if we had been told the truth to begin with...”. Sounds like you are saying I lied ..."

 

I think you have a point.  Having no idea what that part is except, "it looks important to me.", the best advice is to move on to a new, better, lens.  Assuming yours is not the STM version.  Even better idea is to go for the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens. 

It is totally fantastic lens and why not now when you have a perfect "excuse".  Smiley Happy

 

 

You might want to take it with a grain of salt some folks even though they have decades of experience. Smiley Wink

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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎12-02-2017

Re: 18-55 zoom lens repair

Thanks. Definitely purchasing a new lens and probably the Canon 80D body.

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