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Posts: 10
Registered: ‎04-11-2013

17-85 EFS jammed aperture

My favorite lens, EFS 17-85mm ultrasonic with image stabiizer, has a bad boo-boo. The aperture mechanism is jammed. I've tried many remedial methods.

Anyone out there ever experienced this issue with this lens?



Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,076
Registered: ‎10-17-2012

Re: 17-85 EFS jammed aperture

Hello Rebel, 

I understand the aperture seems to be jammed in your EF-S 17-85mm lens.  With this sort of mechanical malady our Factory Service Centers are best equipped to provide a hands on evaluation.  Once we receive the lens our technicians will asses the extent of the damages and write up an estimate for you.  The easiest method to obtain service is to set up a service ticket through our Service & Repair web site, here.  

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Posts: 14,258
Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: 17-85 EFS jammed aperture

If you decide to have it repaired consider the cost.  A good used copy of that lens is in the $125 to $150 range.  Maybe the cost of the repair!

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Posts: 73
Registered: ‎07-19-2014

Re: 17-85 EFS jammed aperture

I absolutely love Canon service, but I will be very surprised if the cost of repair and shipping for this lens is less than the cost of a refurbished lens. You may want to consider just buying a replacement, or upgrading to a Canon 17-55mm f/2.8.

I'm a cinematographer in Chicago using mostly Canon gear. I also founded MKE Production Rental in Milwaukee.
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