cheap repair for 24-105 err 01 - worth it?

Started Mar 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: cheap repair for 24-105 err 01 - worth it?
In reply to Jackson22, Mar 22, 2013

I was waiting to see if anyone with experience of this job would answer you as I would like to know myself. I had err 01 on my 24-105 and let my local CSC fix it which they did at reasonable cost. I have to say, though, that I wasn't impressed by the apparent build quality of the faulty aperture assembly which they showed me afterwards. I remember thinking at the time that I wasn't surprised they fail as often as they do.

Is this eBay one, a new, original Canon part? It doesn't look like it from the photo.

As far as doing the repair yourself goes, however, I would answer you by saying that it all depends on what you mean by "relatively ok". I have a precision mechanical engineering training and many years experience of all kinds of DIY, metal machining and practical electronics but would not feel confident enough to take a lens apart. If I were shown and had the parts and proper tools to hand, I could no doubt learn (it's probably relatively routine). Personally, I'd be afraid of introducing dust or finding I needed some specialised tool I didn't have attempting this on my desk at home.

If you are confident enough to attempt the job, I would at least try to buy a new, original replacement part from Canon if they will sell you one, make sure you have the minimum required tools to do the job and provision for keeping as much dust out as possible.

Good luck and please post some photos of your progress if you decide to have a go.

Trevor

Jackson22 wrote:

anyone tried this product

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CANON-EF-24-105MM-F-4-0-L-USM-LENS-POWER-DIAPHRAGM-APERTURE-UNIT-NEW-PART-OEM-NE-/330885858849?ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123

what are the pitfalls if i will do it myself - iam relatively ok for installation of such parts.

apprecaite any feedback.

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