View Full Version : Broken Lens mount - repairable?
So as the title says, I've managed to break the lens mount on my Canon EF-S 55-250mm. It's not a whiz bang lens, but it does the job and I can't afford a new one (or an L series, no matter how much I may want one...).
Does anyone know whether it is repairable? From what I can tell the electronics inside aren't damaged (but what would I know, I'm just the stoopid sod who didn't even up the tripod legs before letting go :banghead2:)
Please let it be so...:freakingout:
Lens mounts can be repaired, but it does depend on how/where/to what extent the damage is.
Call Canon and ask them how much it is to get a quote to fix it. They usually charge $40-$120 to look at it, tell you how much it would cost to fix, and then you say whether to go ahead or not (sometimes you can get the quote cost taken off the repair cost if you go ahead).
I just had a look at Digital Camera Warehouse and you can get that lens for $319.
Does the lens have any other damage or issues? Just thinking that it may not be worth repairing..... work out how much you are willing to spend to get it fixed taking into account you can get a new one with warranty for $319.
Hope you end up with a fixed lens or replacement soon :yes:
Thanks Phineas! I was hoping that one of the photography junkies was on deck tonight!
I can't tell whether there is any other damage... the glass looks fine (if I look through the open end of the lens I can see my fingers quite clearly) but I suspect that something may be jammed inside as I can't retract the zoom.
There's a camera joint in the Melb CBD that sells 2nd hand camera equipment and does repairs. I'll go there Tues and see if they can help me.
I know that in the camera world $319 isn't a huge amount for a new lens, but things are tight here ATM and the budget just won't stretch that far. I've taken a look on Ebay and may be able to pick up a 2nd hand one under $200 (which may be a better option)
I got a brand new lend from Digital World International for $220 including delivery. I ordered it on Friday and got it on the Monday.
I wasn't sure about ordering from there so I picked a cheaper lens first & paid with paypal. I was really impressed with their service & its exactly the same Lens on sale in Aust for $319. Even if you get the $73 warranty you still save nearly $30.
If you can walk into a shop and talk to someone who knows what they are on about, then do :yes:
Here where I am, I have to send everything away! So frustrating when you have to add expensive registered post on top of everything as well! :crying:
Hopefully they'll be able to advise you whether it is worth it or not - do you have another lens to use in the meantime so you can still get out with the camera?
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