Damaged 70-200 f/4L

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by MattSepeta, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

    MattSepeta

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    :eek::eek:

    So the first inside glass piece on the lens has some sort of bubble looking crack thing around the edge, about a centimeter wide and half centimeter tall.
    I am not sure how it got there, as I have never dropped, banged, or even mishandled the lens. It sits in my hard foam lined instrument case when not in use...

    It does not affect IQ at all, but I would like to get it fixed. Any rough idea how much this will cost?
     
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    Is this Canon, Tokina, Tamron, Nikon, Sigma? I think that'll help with responses.
     
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    I would guess ballpark, $200-$300 for the repair, taxes and shipping included, if they have to replace the glass. Maybe less if they don't.
    I take it it's off warranty?
     
  5. MattSepeta thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes

    I am the 3rd owner, it was originally purchased years and years ago I believe. Well thats better than what I was expecting though :)
     
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    first inside glass piece: Front or back element?

    Anyway, if it's the front and it's on the edge I wouldn't worry about it as it should effect image quality.
     
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    As Kebab said, it's rare for a defect in the front element to show up in the final image, and in some lenses, the front element is actually just a protective piece of glass- making replacement relatively inexpensive and easy but I think the front on a 70-200 is an ED element. Google says $600.
     
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