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06/12/2013 04:30:19 PM · #1
I have to take my Canon 50D into the repair shop to have the Release Button replaced, and was thinking about having maintenance done on my lenses. Both lenses are over 10 years old. The shop quoted me $179 to clean, lube, and adjust the 70-200mm 4.0 L and $299 to do the same for the 100-400 4.5-5.6 L. There is nothing specifically wrong with the lenses, but was thinking it might be a good thing to do. Any thoughts or suggestions?
06/12/2013 05:00:20 PM · #2
Sound like a lot to spend fixing something which has "nothing wrong" ...
06/12/2013 07:35:51 PM · #3
if you cant see the dust on your images, I don't see any reason to clean.
06/12/2013 08:17:22 PM · #4
It's impressive to me, about what can happen with a lense, and want it does to an image.

Lens Rentals Article
06/12/2013 08:30:38 PM · #5
Originally posted by ambaker:

It's impressive to me, about what can happen with a lense, and want it does to an image.

Lens Rentals Article

One of my favorite (previously misplaced) links -- thanks for (re)posting!
06/12/2013 08:48:40 PM · #6
It has worked it's way down to the bottom of their article links. I don't know if it is their first article, or it is about to scroll off. The link has changed a couple of times over the years. Hopefully it stays, it is one of my favorites.
06/12/2013 08:55:14 PM · #7
Originally posted by ambaker:

It has worked it's way down to the bottom of their article links. I don't know if it is their first article, or it is about to scroll off. The link has changed a couple of times over the years. Hopefully it stays, it is one of my favorites.

Here is an archived link at the Wayback Machine which includes the pictures.
06/12/2013 09:27:53 PM · #8
when you first see the image of the lens, i dont think anyone was expecting that :)
06/12/2013 11:42:29 PM · #9
Heh. Yeah, I think you'll probably want to ask for a full lube job at those prices.

As said by the others - it works fine - don't screw with it - at best you get no change - at worst, it's broken/worse/misadjusted when you get it back.
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