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canon3133
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Can this be fixed?


Well the 28-70mm was attached to my 5D and in my Lowepro Flipside 400 it fell off a chair and when I opened the bag, the lens detached from the metal mount, the contact ribbon ripped.

Can this be fixed or should I just write it off for a 16+ years old lens?







Aug 19, 2012 at 06:01 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Can this be fixed?


It certainly looks economically repairable if parts are available, but I don't know if Canon services the lens anymore.

EBH



Aug 19, 2012 at 06:06 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Can this be fixed?


Probably can be fixed. The people to ask are Canon or a reputable camera repair shop.


Aug 19, 2012 at 06:07 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Can this be fixed?


It can likely be repaired, if not then the lens is still in demand for parts, so don't trash it, sell it on the forum.


Aug 19, 2012 at 06:52 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Can this be fixed?


I emailed midwest camera for a repair estimate, keeping my fingers X


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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Can this be fixed?


the mount should not change much between the versions.. you might even see if the mount from 24-70 works with this one.
Also, the ribbon can be reattached if you find someone willing to do the work.



Aug 19, 2012 at 10:23 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Can this be fixed?


jojosung wrote:
the mount should not change much between the versions.. you might even see if the mount from 24-70 works with this one.
Also, the ribbon can be reattached if you find someone willing to do the work.


Actually, the mounts on 24-70s (I'm not certain about 28-70s) are not interchangeable. They come in variable thicknesses, which Canon uses rather than shimming the mount to achieve proper backfocus distance.

I can't really tell from the picture, but it looks like the mount isn't damaged, rather the screws came out of the rear plastic barrel assembly. If the flexes aren't damaged (they just unplugged rather than tore) it's certainly repairable. If they're torn it just depends on whether they can find them (Canon doesn't stock them anymore).

But as someone said, worst case scenario you can sell it for decent money as a parts donor, especially if the front and rear elements are not scratched.



Aug 19, 2012 at 10:44 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Can this be fixed?


Yes, it can be repaired.

Will it be worth it? That's something you will have to decide once a reputable shop gives you a price.



Aug 19, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Can this be fixed?


Forget all about it. It's going to cost you few hundreds. May want to upgrade to the new model coming out soon! Sorry about the accident!


Aug 19, 2012 at 11:02 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Can this be fixed?


I think the 24-70L II is calling your name.


Aug 20, 2012 at 04:38 AM





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