My 10 year old EF 70-200 f/2.8 has stopped focusing.

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Henry Schobin
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My 10 year old EF 70-200 f/2.8 has stopped focusing.
Apr 26, 2012

Anyone here run into that problem and have an idea on repair cost from Canon?

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In reply to Henry Schobin, Apr 26, 2012

My 12 year old 300mm F4 IS developed a problem with AF too... Canon factory service is charging me $280 to fix (and ship back). Yes, ouch, but worth it. And don't forget the cost of shipping (including insurance) to send it in.

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Thanks timmer, I was thinking it might be in the $300 neighborhood. Ouch is right, but not having auto is aggravating. When I think about it, $300 over ten years is only $2.50 a month for maintenance….not counting the number of years going forward. I wish my cars and house were that cheap to maintain!!

I sent it in yesterday, now the waiting begins.................

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My 12 year old 300mm F4 IS developed a problem with AF too... Canon factory service is charging me $280 to fix (and ship back). Yes, ouch, but worth it. And don't forget the cost of shipping (including insurance) to send it in.

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In reply to Henry Schobin, Apr 27, 2012

My 10 year old 50mm 1.4 will autofocus only if I dial it out to infinity first. I assume it's the motor, or maybe just dirt. I've been setting it to infinity after each shot to set it up for the next, or just manual focus. :o/

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In reply to Henry Schobin, Apr 27, 2012

On the compact forum I doubt if there is much experience of anything lasting 10 years. This would apply to any brand I would think.

I will now be swamped by people using ancient Canon compacts from the beginning of time (or most probably ignored which is OK).

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Greynerd wrote:

On the compact forum I doubt if there is much experience of anything lasting 10 years. This would apply to any brand I would think.

I will now be swamped by people using ancient Canon compacts from the beginning of time (or most probably ignored which is OK).

Here comes the first wave My compacts (fewer moving parts?) give me less trouble than my DSLRs/lenses. I'm still using my S3is almost every day, same as the day I bought it.

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In reply to Desifinado, Apr 27, 2012

Only 6 years but pretty good. I suppose an advantage is it is 6mp so it will have higher real resolution and low light performance than many modern compacts even though it has not got an X in the name. It got rave reviews when it came out.

Hope it lasts many more years.

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Greynerd wrote:

On the compact forum I doubt if there is much experience of anything lasting 10 years. This would apply to any brand I would think.

I will now be swamped by people using ancient Canon compacts from the beginning of time (or most probably ignored which is OK).

Here comes the first wave My compacts (fewer moving parts?) give me less trouble than my DSLRs/lenses. I'm still using my S3is almost every day, same as the day I bought it.

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In reply to timmer350, May 8, 2012

I sent it in last week - Canon's estimated bill - $302.11 (with return shipping)

Should have it back, barring any unforeseen trouble, by the end of this week.

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