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Canon 35-350 repair
Al Goldis, Photographer
East Lansing | MI | USA | Posted: 5:33 PM on 09.06.13
->> I have a 35-350L that is old enough that CPS will not touch it and it just so happens my usual suspect, Mid-State Camera Repair, doesn't work on this particular model. I think the 35-350 with all those elements and the push-pull zoom is probably a bear to deal with.

Parts availability can be a problem for lenses that Canon has end-of-lifed but I think I found the part it needs on ebay.

Can anyone recommend a good repair shop?

(I have already put in a call to Midwest Camera Repair and while they might be able to do it, they seem pretty busy and haven't gotten back to me yet. I just want some other options.)
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Eric Isaacs, Photographer, Assistant
Santa Barbara | CA | USA | Posted: 6:37 PM on 09.06.13
->> Hi Al,

I've been happy with these guys:

http://www.unitedcamera.com

Good luck!
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Simon Wheeler, Photo Editor, Photographer
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 8:01 PM on 09.06.13
->> Al

Plus 1 for Midstate. They fixed a 200 1.8 for me that needed them to adapt a part from another lens. It took a few weeks but the price was very good and the work was great.

Simon Wheeler
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
New England | | | Posted: 8:03 PM on 09.06.13
->> Midstate Camera Repair in Warwick, RI repaired my 35-350f3.5-5.6L a few months ago.
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Al Goldis, Photographer
East Lansing | MI | USA | Posted: 11:24 PM on 09.06.13
->> Steven, your repair must have been the straw that broke the camel's back because Mark replied that he does not work on that model. ;-)

He did refer me to another shop but they're not too excited about working on it either.
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
New England | | | Posted: 12:25 PM on 09.07.13
->> Sorry to hear that Al. My 35-350 zoom was sticking and they unstucked it (Is that a word? If not, I am making it one).

I wish there was support for the 35-350, as I prefer it over the 28-300. I don't like the overlap with the 16-35 on the short end and would rather have the extra 50mm on the long end.

I am tempted to buy another 35-350 as a parts lens.
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Colin Hackley, Photographer
Tallahassee | FL | USA | Posted: 12:42 PM on 09.07.13
->> TF Camera Repair Service in East Brunswick, NJ. TF is a former CPS repair tech. Does great work. (732) 238-8806 tfcrservice@yahoo.com

If he will work on it you will need to get it to him by the 12th so he can turn it before closing the shop for vacation.
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Al Goldis, Photographer
East Lansing | MI | USA | Posted: 6:30 PM on 09.08.13
->> Steven, I agree. Not only is the range preferable to me, but the 35-350 is sharper at 350mm than the 28-300 is at 300mm. The short end isn't great but if you are concerned with 35mm there are a lot better options than a 10:1 zoom.

Colin, thanks, I'll check it out.
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Simon Wheeler, Photo Editor, Photographer
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 11:38 AM on 09.09.13
->> Al.

I used TF Camera Repair in the 1990's to keep my film bodies going. He did good work.

Simon
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Mitch Traphagen, Photographer
Ruskin | FL | USA | Posted: 4:57 PM on 09.11.13
->> Midwest Camera Repair in Michigan did a great (and fairly quick) job of fixing my 35-350 a year or two ago. The price was good, too, if I remember correctly.
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Al Goldis, Photographer
East Lansing | MI | USA | Posted: 8:02 PM on 09.12.13
->> Midwest appears to be exceptionally busy right now. They took a long time to get back to me (and I think only because I pestered them), and in the end they decided they didn't want to work on it.
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Christopher Trim, Photographer
Elk Grove | CA | USA | Posted: 8:29 PM on 09.12.13
->> I had my 35-350 serviced a few months ago at California Precision Service here in Sacramento. They do excellent work. http://www.camrepair.com/

Chris
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