05-11-2014 01:06 PM
The filter mounting threads broke on the end of my 75-300mm III lens. All I need is a new plastic ring that screws onto the end of the lens. I am unable to use my lens cap or lens hood
05-12-2014 12:52 PM - edited 05-12-2014 12:52 PM
A professional repair might cost more than the lens is worth. That lens routinely sells for less than $100 on ebay. 75-300mm III SOLD on ebay
You might be able to buy the part for about $19 and replace it yourself. It looks like it just unscrews...
It might also be a good excuse to upgrade. You could sell the 75-300 for what ever you can get, and then buy a used 55-250 IS for about $150. The 55-250 is optically better AND had image stabilization.
Is this what your lens looks like now?
05-12-2014 03:57 PM
I'd either super glue the hood in place or follow Mike's advice and upgrade. It's not worth repairing. I saw a refurbished 55-250 for just over $100 the other day. Canon's website is down otherwise I'd link it. Refurbished to original specs, with warranty, for a much better lens. There's no