Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6- worth repairing?

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  1. Amy Walters

    Amy Walters New Member

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    Hi,

    I recently sent in my EFS 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 in to MPB as it is no longer compatible with my new camera (a second hand 5D) and I was hoping to get some money off the lens I wanted and I put it down as well used not good or excellent as I remembered I had had some problems with it when I had last used it about 6 months before . Although the lens is 2 years old (came as a kit lens with my old 1300D), I had rarely used the lens as it wasn't that useful for the type of work I was previously doing. When they returned my quote they told me it wouldn't extend past 25mm. Firstly I find this extremely disappointing as it was not used that much as I said, and I had handled and used it carefully as with all my lenses. Anyway, my question is, does anyone know roughly how much it would take to repair this fault in order to sell it? i.e is it worth repairing or should I just sell it for parts?

    Thanks,

    Amy
     

  2. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    Well the 18-55 EF-S is about $200 new and $70 used. I cant imagine that they would repair it cheaper than $100 as labor is costly. Usually you can replace these consumer level lenses cheaper than the cost of repair.
     
  3. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Active Member Site Supporter

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    Welcome to the Forum, Amy. Johnsey is right in what he has told you, your second thought is the right thing to do. Unfortunately gear wears and fails, so sell it for parts. May I also suggest that if money is tight as it is with most of us, have a look at buying some old film lenses. The adapters are cheap off of EBAY about 7 to 10 dollars. These old lenses can be pickup anywhere like EBAY, garage sale opportunity shops etc. If you are unsure on their use, there is heaps of stuff about them on YOUTUBE or ask for information and help from those of us here on the Forum as there is a lot of us who use modern cameras mated up with old lenses.
     
  4. Amy Walters

    Amy Walters New Member

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  5. Amy Walters

    Amy Walters New Member

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    Cheers chaps for your helpful and prompt advice! I did think that might be the case, but I hadn't thought of looking at old film lenses which I will do. Being a photography student I'm on a miniscule budget so saving the pennies is a priority! Loving this forum already and nice to connect with other Canon addicts!
     
  6. Amy Walters

    Amy Walters New Member

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    johnsey do you love your 5D Mk II? I just got mine for xmas (used but in excellent condition)....a friend has had one for 10 years and it's still going strong!!
     
  7. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    I do love it actually, have not really felt the need to upgrade even after close to a decade.
     

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