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Something seems to be blocking the focusing threads on my EF 24-70 lens. It no longer focuses to infinity. The lens works well at short to medium distances, but trying for a photo across a street, for example, results in mushy images. When I try to focus the lens manually, there's a kind of soft restriction when I approach the infinity point, and I can't turn the ring any farther. As far as I know, the lens has not taken any knocks, so I'm not sure what might have caused this.
I'm in Mexico for the winter, and Canon Mexicana's suggestion is that I send the lens to the company's repair facility in Mexico City. Unfortunately, they don't offer expedited service, and they only accept bank transfers as payment - no PayPal, no credit card numbers sent by email.
Although I'll miss using it as my primary walking-around lens, I think I'll park it until I get back north of the border. From what has been posted on this forum, Midwest Camera Repair in Chicago seems to be offering good service at better prices than Canon USA is charging these days.
Has anyone else encountered this problem with this lens?