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16-35L II decentered and tilted

Started Jan 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
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16-35L II decentered and tilted
Jan 15, 2013

I've sent my equipment to Canon for AF adjustment service and they just called and said that my 8 months old 16-35L II needs repair in order to continue with the AF adjustment. The lens elements are decentered and the front element is tilted to the left.

I have honestly been suspecting SOMETHING in the edges ever since I bought it but always thought that I shouldn't expect more sharpness there from an UW zoom. Now I know...

Anyway...I've taken good care of it, never ever dropped it so it must have been like this from the store / factory

Is this common? Is the 16-35 vulnerable? The warranty will cover it, I just want to be sure it won't happen again?

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