Repair a Canon 18-55 IS... worth it?

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Bodhi Dharma Zen
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Repair a Canon 18-55 IS... worth it?
Feb 15, 2013

Accidentally I dropped my 18-55 IS, and now it has trouble while focusing... apparently, it only focuses on the top right spots, but not in the center nor bottom left... it doesn't make strange sounds, well, at least nothing worrying, but.. my guess is that it lost its alignment or something..

My question is about the experience from other members, about repairing their lenses...

Thanks in advance!

iShootWideOpen
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Re: Repair a Canon 18-55 IS... worth it?
In reply to Bodhi Dharma Zen, Feb 15, 2013

No!

the repair will exceed the value of the lens, around $80.

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Bodhi Dharma Zen
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In reply to iShootWideOpen, Feb 15, 2013

80 bucks??? WHERE!?!??!

thats for the non stabilized version! mine is IS II !!

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tkbslc
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No, just buy another on ebay
In reply to Bodhi Dharma Zen, Feb 15, 2013

They go for like $80-90 used.   By the time you pay shipping and even a minimum labor cost, you are above that.

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In reply to Bodhi Dharma Zen, Feb 15, 2013

Bodhi Dharma Zen wrote:

80 bucks??? WHERE!?!??!

thats for the non stabilized version! mine is IS II !!

The version II is only a cosmetic change, so don't concern yourself with that.  Both of the IS versions have the same AF motor and internal optics

Here's one for $80 buy it now.   http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-S-18-55mm-f-3-5-5-6-IS-Lens-Image-Stabilizer-/370754373095?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item5652aec5e7

Plenty more like it.   If you prefer the v2 they are maybe $10-20 more, but like I said they are the same lens other than the coloring of the body.

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In reply to tkbslc, Feb 15, 2013

thanks!

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In reply to Bodhi Dharma Zen, Feb 15, 2013

buy another & dont bother with a filter they are cheap as chips & very sharp IS versions only

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