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I recently loaned my Zoom lens out and it came back damaged. What would it cost to repair it? Should I just get a new lens?

Side damageTop ring damage

  • We can't answer this. We don't know what's wrong with it and probably are not in a position to say, e.g. parts and labour. Speak to an authorised Canon service centre and get a quote. – Crazy Dino Sep 9 '16 at 18:23
  • I attached photos to show what is wrong with it. – Aaron Gullison Sep 9 '16 at 18:27
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    Damaged front element? UK repair cost (from www.fixatiouk.com) is £35-£200 + parts. You should really get a quote from repair centre, as Crazy D suggested, but Iit may be BER (Beyond Economical Repair). – Steve Ives Sep 9 '16 at 20:55
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Yes, you should get a new lens. The 75-300 is almost unquestionably the worst lens made by Canon, so spending any money on it is a bad investment.

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What would it cost to repair it? Should I just get a new lens?

I don't know how much it'll cost to repair, but it's hard to imagine that it'll be less than the cost to replace it. Amazon has a factory-refurbished EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III for under $100.

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