03-20-2023 12:49 PM - last edited on 03-21-2023 09:21 AM by Danny
I have a damaged Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS lens (the i not the ii). It dropped off my strap (attached to the camera) and landed on the lens hood, but some bending moment has jammed the zoom ring and slightly bent the lens mount. The joint where the zoom ring meets the barrel section that is attached to the mount is visible not perpendicular. I used insurance to replace the lens with a used copy, so I'm fine on that front, but I still have the damaged lens. Canon doesn't list it as being available for repair (presumably because its discontinued). Is there anything better than throwing it in the trash or listing it for parts only on ebay or mpb?
03-20-2023 01:13 PM - edited 03-20-2023 01:14 PM
If you intend to keep the lens, contact midwestcamera dot com and see what kind of estimate they can provide. Otherwise you can visit KEH, lensrentals, etc and purchase a replacement used.
Bay Area - CA
~R5 C (22.214.171.124) ~RF Trinity, ~RF 100~400, ~RF 100~500, +RF 1.4x TC, +Canon Control Ring~6D2 (v1.1.1) Retired ~EF Trinity, others ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10/11 Pro ~EVGA RTX 3080Ti FTW3 Ultra ~ImageClass MF644Cdw ~Pixel6 ~CarePaks Are Worth It
03-20-2023 03:19 PM
There are other used dealer you can try....UsedPhotoPro, KEH are two.
03-21-2023 10:22 AM - edited 03-21-2023 10:25 AM
Turn it into a coffee mug. Any repair of an obsolete lens that is that damaged is very unlikely to be cost efficient.
05/18/2023: New firmware updates are available.
EOS Rebel T100 - Version 1.1.0
EOS 5D Mark IV - Version 1.4.0
EOS 6D Mark II - Version 1.2.0
PowerShot Elph 360HS - Version 126.96.36.199
PowerShot SX420 IS - Version 188.8.131.52
PowerShot 620 HS - Version 184.108.40.206
PowerShot SX720 HS - Version 220.127.116.11
PowerShot G1X Mark III - Version 18.104.22.168
PowerShot G7X Mark II - Version 22.214.171.124
PowerShot G9X Mark II - Version 126.96.36.199
04/20/2023: New firmware version 1.4.1 is available for EOS R3
03/30/2023: New firmware updates are available.
EOS 1DX Mark III- Version 1.7.1
Speedlite EL-1 - Version 1.0.2
03/30/2023: Product Advisory for EF50 F1.2 L USM
03/30/2023: Product Advisory for EOS R10
2/07/2023: New product announcements!EOS R8 EOS R50RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STMRF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STMRF15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM
Canon U.S.A Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission is prohibited.