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just got my out of warranty 100-400 back from Canon. Labor charge was $359 USD. with gold discount total was $251. Since I had dropped it pretty hard I feel that at least I got my money's worth (new 3rd, 5th group, and IS ass'y, barrel, collars, etc)
Peter, thats what it is costing me. However, if I had dropped the lens, and had broken the IS system, or internal elements or whatever, I would understand. as far as I am concerned, this is really a design flaw in 100-400 for the tension ring to wear off, esp given that the lens is only 3 years old by date. I guess the fact that I had no issues with the lens, even with the loose ring, makes it harder to pay for it. Its just that I have heard it eventually leads to the ball bearings falling in to the zoom mechanism causing it to lock up, and a more expensive repair.