Canon charging $800 to fix IS of my 70-200 2.8L IS 2

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Siddharth
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Canon charging $800 to fix IS of my 70-200 2.8L IS 2
5 months ago

Well..I bought my precious 70-200 2.8L IS 2 from Malaysia for roughly USD 2500 in 2011 end.. After less than 3 years (& obviously beyond warranty)..the lens started to make very loud noise the moment I attached the lens to my 5Dm3 (even without it being turned on)..

Took to Canon service centre in Melbourne, Australia. and they have quoted $ AU 800 (nearly same as US $)..

I was about to get a heart attack when I heard the figure!!

Does it make any sense to charge 1/4th price of the lens for replacement of the IS unit?

Feel like being held hostage to my situation..

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