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Dropped 50mm 1.2: outlook?

shaunanicole
Apprentice

I dropped my 50mm 1.2 from about 3ft. It no longer allows me to manually focus, and when I focus automatically the focus is always off. I plan to send it in to Canon soon, but it seems to me there's been structural damage, and I don't want to get my hopes up for repair. What do you think? Has anyone had any personal experience with dropped lenses being fixable or not? Thank you.

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ezpop
Rising Star

I would send it to Canon for repair. It is certainly fixable but the cost is unknown. How bad ? Post a few pictures for sharing please.

 

People attempted to repair a USM lens but not this lens.

 

 http://www.instructables.com/id/RepairAdjustClean-Canon-17-55mm-f28-Dropped-/?ALLSTEPS

 

Also, see my other post

 

 

http://community.usa.canon.com/t5/Lenses/Canon-EF-24-70-F2-8-manual-focus-slip/m-p/165429#U165429

ebiggs1
Legend
Legend

It is repairable.  It will be expensive but it already is an expensive lens.  As you are very much aware of, I am sure.

I dropped my ef 85mm f1.2L mounted on my 1Ds Mk III on a tile floor and the entire front lens assembly had to be replaced.  It cost $400 bucks.  No damage to the Mk III.

 

The only place to send it for repair is Canon.  Don't mess with anybody else.

EB
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