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Value of Broken Lens
Jeff Brown, Photographer
Greenfield | MA | | Posted: 2:03 PM on 05.11.10
->> This may be a stupid question but here goes. I have a 400 2.8 out for repair. They can fix the focus issue but not the optical sensor. Meaning the motor will move to focus but the senor is damaged so it will not lock on in focus. The repair shop has had this lense for almost 8-9 months.

The repair shop is sending me a refund for my prepaid focus repair and now they want to buy the lens, lens hood and case for parts. They are offering $800. Does anyone have experience with this. Is it a fair price or am they tring to take advantage of my situation.

Thanks in advance.
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Michael McNamara, Photographer, Photo Editor
Phoenix | AZ | USA | Posted: 2:10 PM on 05.11.10
->> What's the make and model?
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Mark Perlstein, Photo Editor, Photographer
Plano | TX | USA | Posted: 2:36 PM on 05.11.10
->> I have to ask why you didn't send the lens to Nikon/Canon. Have you lost any work from being without the lens for 8 months?
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Patrick Fallon, Student/Intern, Photographer
Columbia | MO | USA | Posted: 2:45 PM on 05.11.10
->> Nikon and Canon don't repair older lenses.
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Nick Morris, Photographer
San Diego | CA | USA | Posted: 4:50 PM on 05.11.10
->> NO! $800 is not a fair price. You can easily get more than that from a birder or someone in other fields that do not rely on the auto focus. Try more like $2k!! Good luck with that and you might even try another repair shop like MidState.
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G.J. McCarthy, Photographer
Dallas | TX | US | Posted: 5:01 PM on 05.11.10
->> Jeff, dude, I think whomever made that offer is the same guy who low-balled me for my 1998 Ford Taurus a few years back. I mean the thing had power windows (granted, only one of the back seat ones worked), and a tape deck. A TAPE DECK! I should have at least gotten more than a few hundred bucks for it ...
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Jeff Brown, Photographer
Greenfield | MA | | Posted: 5:09 PM on 05.11.10
->> The lens in question is a Canon Series II 400 f2.8. Canon does not repair these any more. The shop that has it now in CA is the third place it visited. I have been able to live without it using a 300 f4 that has been a great back up I have even really ended up liking it but I do miss my old friend.

Thanks for any coments and advise.
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Israel Shirk, Photographer, Assistant
Boise | ID | US | Posted: 6:44 PM on 05.11.10
->> Yeah... They've been ripping you off for quite a while - the AF units were a lot more plentiful back then... If you do sell it, sell it to someone who deserves to take a profit.
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Matthew Bush, Photographer
Hattiesburg | MS | USA | Posted: 7:26 PM on 05.11.10
->> I will give you $850 plus a nice thank you card..... I am with the other guys . Check out another shop because a buddy of mine had a 200 1.8 that died and he had an independent shop out of Georgia replaced the motor and circuit board and that lens had been out production for MUCH longer than your 400.
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Israel Shirk, Photographer, Assistant
Boise | ID | US | Posted: 7:45 PM on 05.11.10
->> You can generally just call around and see if they have a source for the part, it's a pretty common one.

Try Midstate Camera Repair first -
http://www.midstatecamerarepair.com/
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Matt Franz, Photographer
Dayton | OH | USA | Posted: 7:55 PM on 05.11.10
->> I've had several older lenses (including an older Canon 400) repaired here http://www.camerarepairjapan.net/ It's been a while, but I remember they helped me out of a jam with the 400 reasonably (it was fairly expensive, but definitely not 800 bucks). It was a couple weeks tops turnaround. Just my $0.02.
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Ray Anderson, Photographer
San Francisco | CA | USA | Posted: 6:09 PM on 05.12.10
->> Jeff and Israel
The real rip offs on this lens is Canon. This Canon 400 2.8 cost a small fortune when new. Both Canon and Nikon are ripping off people everyday who spend more than 5m for a lens and seven years after the lens is taking out of production they no longer make parts for the lens.
Wish there was something as consumers and photographers we could do to get Canon and Nikon to change their absurd policy.
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Israel Shirk, Photographer, Assistant
Boise | ID | US | Posted: 6:15 PM on 05.12.10
->> http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=35968
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Danny Moloshok, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | USA | Posted: 3:04 AM on 05.21.10
->> Try H&K Camera in Tustin, CA. They are very nice there and may be able to fix it also. http://hkcameraservice.com/
-Danny
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