Please recommend a camera repair place

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by blueice, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. blueice

    blueice Member

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    My friend gave me several cameras and lenses, including
    Canon EOS 3,
    70-200/2.8L
    17-35/2.8L
    50/1.4

    All gears was dropped into water several years ago, and partial functions of the equipments are not appropriate. Could somebody recommend a repair place with resonable price? I checked KEH, their repair center seems down.

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  2. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I'd send them to Canon. Check their website for information.
     
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    "dropped into water several years ago"

    give them to someone else, and buy new gear
     
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    I would at the very least look into the 70-200 the non IS model sells for just under 1200 and the model with IS sells for just under 1700. So even if you spent a few hundred bucks to repair it you could turn around and sell it at a decent price or have a really nice lens for dirt cheap.
     
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    I'll have to agree with Pinholemaster. Once a camera is immersed, only a very valuable camera is worth repairing, and then only if done immediately. Buy new gear.
     
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    Any electronic gear that goes underwater with a battery attached is a candidate for oblivion (unless maybe it's distilled water). I've seen traces eaten right off the circuit boards.

    DaveT
     
  9. blueice

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    Thank everyone for helpful response. The situation is that: the EF 70-200 lens can still focus quite smoothly, all apertures function as it should. I can see a big water stain inside of front element. However, the pictures from this foggy lens are still amazingly good. So I am wondering in this situation if I spend $200 to just clean the element, it maybe still worth to do it.

    The EF 50mm/1.4 lens, when I received it, it still worked well, and only minimium stain inside of it. However recently I found AF was not working any more, I don't know why.

    I opened the EF 17-35/2.8L, and found some cable was broken, probably my friend already did something about it.

    The EOS 3, I found the LED in the viewfinder can't show the exposure colume, other information can still show up. The problem I found is the battery leakage.
     
  10. John Hermanson

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    Most manufacturers now refuse to work on water damaged equipment. You will probably see constant problems. Buy new or working used.