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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Replacing scratched front element on 24-105


One of my friends has scratched the front element of his 24-105 lens. I'm assuming that it would need a replacement by Canon. Anyone had this type of repair done and can comment on the price?


Apr 20, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Replacing scratched front element on 24-105


I've had it done about 18 months ago and it was $240. Not sure if that's changed.


Apr 21, 2009 at 12:38 AM
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Mr_Sukebe wrote:
One of my friends has scratched the front element of his 24-105 lens. I'm assuming that it would need a replacement by Canon. Anyone had this type of repair done and can comment on the price?

Unless it's a really big honking scratch, why bother? It's unlkely to affect the quality of the shots. Seriously - give it a go and see for yourself. We used glass in the 60's that had bubbles in it - it was a mark of quality - never affected the photos.



Apr 21, 2009 at 02:53 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Replacing scratched front element on 24-105


We used glass in the 60's that had bubbles in it - it was a mark of quality - never affected the photos.

They still have bubbles.

There are two things you should never do. 1. Shine a flashlight into your lens. 2. Peek into the kitchen of your favorite restaurant. You many never be quite as happy with either again.



Apr 21, 2009 at 03:32 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Replacing scratched front element on 24-105


BubbaJon wrote:
Can you elaborate on this high quality bubble-glass?



Apr 21, 2009 at 03:33 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Replacing scratched front element on 24-105


I had a lens I chipped pretty badly about 15 years ago. It kind of hurt the contrast and seemed more flair prone. I filled the chipped portion of the lens with flat black paint, and it was fine after that. My pint is don't obsess about it it will probably affect nothing but the resale value and that only matters if your planning on selling it.


Apr 21, 2009 at 03:42 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Replacing scratched front element on 24-105


Back in the day, the theory was that the glass with bubbles was annealed just right. In modern times, the heating is often done internally, cooling is better controlled, and far fewer bubbles occur.

EBH



Apr 21, 2009 at 03:43 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Replacing scratched front element on 24-105


Check out this scratched lens. You may not have to replace the 24-105 after all.

http://www.lensrentals.com/news/2008.10.30/front-element-scratches



Apr 21, 2009 at 03:44 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Replacing scratched front element on 24-105


Hahaha, is that the new definition of scratch.


Apr 21, 2009 at 03:53 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Replacing scratched front element on 24-105


RDKirk wrote:
They still have bubbles.

There are two things you should never do. 1. Shine a flashlight into your lens. 2. Peek into the kitchen of your favorite restaurant. You many never be quite as happy with either again.



lol



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Replacing scratched front element on 24-105


mdowsing wrote:
Check out this scratched lens. You may not have to replace the 24-105 after all.

http://www.lensrentals.com/news/2008.10.30/front-element-scratches



I love that link.

Solid reminder whenever someone mentions dust or scratches.



Apr 21, 2009 at 04:58 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Replacing scratched front element on 24-105


The only thing a scratch can do on most lenses except fisheyes is flare. If you're concerned, take a extra-fine tip Sharpie and fill in the scratch. It will pretty much eliminate the flaring from the scratch.


Apr 21, 2009 at 05:15 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Replacing scratched front element on 24-105


The only reasons why most would want to replace a scratched lens element is probably to not decrease the value of the lens further as well as to comfort oneself or to ease the heartache of having to know you own a lens with scratches on it!

Cheers!

P/s: To prevent those scratches or more scratches, put a good quality filter on the lens or use a lens hood!



Apr 21, 2009 at 08:20 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Replacing scratched front element on 24-105


I recently found a scratch, much to my surprise since I hardly use it, on my 300/4L IS. So far, haven't noticed an impact on IQ, but I'm sure it will have a big impact on resale value if I decide to sell it or trade-up.




Apr 21, 2009 at 11:34 AM
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RCicala wrote:
I've had it done about 18 months ago and it was $240. Not sure if that's changed.


Add 33% since that's how much many of their repairs have gone up in the last 8 months.



Apr 21, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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RDKirk wrote:
They still have bubbles.

There are two things you should never do. 1. Shine a flashlight into your lens. 2. Peek into the kitchen of your favorite restaurant. You many never be quite as happy with either again.





Apr 21, 2009 at 01:00 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Replacing scratched front element on 24-105


I scratched my 100-400L after dropping it on a concrete runway from about 1m about 18 months ago; the lens required extensive repairs luckily under accidental damage insurance. In any case the front element replacement was 140 of a total 500 repair which included a new IS, a new autofocus with a new ring as I wanted it back mint.

I also wanted to mention that the service centre didn't think a scratch on the front was really necessary and warranted a new front element. I only opted for it as it was covered by my accidental damage insurance on my home policy; they settled that day over the phone.



Apr 21, 2009 at 01:13 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Replacing scratched front element on 24-105


You could really get into a big hand-wringing cycle replacing front elements as they get scratched on all your lenses. It really is not necessary and in 99.999% of cases will have 0 effect on the images the lens produces.


Apr 21, 2009 at 02:06 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Replacing scratched front element on 24-105


Mr_Sukebe wrote:
One of my friends has scratched the front element of his 24-105 lens. I'm assuming that it would need a replacement by Canon. Anyone had this type of repair done and can comment on the price?


I bet he'll be using a UV filter from now on!



Apr 21, 2009 at 02:49 PM





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