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Front element shattered, can I have my lens repaired?

I have the same lens. Your front element is not broken From your photo it looks like only a protective filter (UV?) broke. Notice the letters saying "16-35mm". They are printed on the ...
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How do I disassemble my Canon 18-55mm lens to repair water damage inside it?

Taking apart lens to fix yourself isn't usually a good idea. Due to the precision in optics, lens assembly is only ever really done by professionals who know what they're doing, have access to ...
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How do I disassemble my Canon 18-55mm lens to repair water damage inside it?

If you need to ask what kind of screwdriver you need to disassemble a lens you probably shouldn't consider taking your lens apart. It's highly unlikely you'll ever be able to get it together again ...
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How do I disassemble FujiFilm X-T1 camera to disable the ISO dial lock button protection?

How to disassemble / take apart Fujifilm X-T1 and how to disable ISO Dial lock switch. It is relatively easy to take apart FujiFilm X-T1. You only need one type of screwdriver, although the screws ...
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How to fix a bent lens mount hook/tab?

The first thing you need to ask yourself is, "Am I sure the only damage to the lens is to the mounting flange?" The second thing you need to ask yourself is, "Considering the cost of a new EF 75-...
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Why isn't my DSLR's viewfinder showing focus correctly after removing it for cleaning?

Solved. I accidentally placed the focusing screen by flipping it on other side which made in focus objects blurry. I corrected it and it's back to normal now.
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Front element shattered, can I have my lens repaired?

I'm answering the question based on if it wasn't the UV filter you broke, in case anyone stumbles here in the future. Can I get it repaired? This honestly depends on the age of the lens. For ...
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How do I disassemble my Canon 18-55mm lens to repair water damage inside it?

Need this lens cleaned by next weekend! Please help!! No you don't. You need this type of lens or similar one by next weekend, but not exactly this unit. Chances are something goes wrong during your "...
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Canon 18-55mm lens giving err01 after it fell down

whether lens could be repaired without loosing big amount of money? Whatever the damage, repairing the 18-55 almost certainly isn't worth it. People upgrading sell them for not very much, just get a ...
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How to fix a bent lens mount hook/tab?

Check if you can somehow get this replaced/repaired for free by some expert due to warranty, insurance, etc. That would be the best solution. Find out the price that an expert repair costs or at least ...
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Canon 18-55mm lens giving err01 after it fell down

The black obstruction looks like a detached aperture blade. This is a seriously damaged lens. Repairing it would at least require it to be dismantled and the aperture blades replaced. Possibly there ...
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What should I use to re-stick the thumb rest on a Canon 550D?

Both the official Canon replacement part and many of the third party replacement parts offered on eBay show 3M tape already attached to the back of the replacement grip. I'd follow their lead as ...
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Photo quality if you upscale a low-quality photo with Gigapixel AI then downscale back

I think you are expecting far too much from Gigapixel; which is not surprising given the amount of BS in some of their marketing. Many of their marketing examples are just... umm... misleading at best....
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How do I disassemble my Canon 18-55mm lens to repair water damage inside it?

Given that you're talking water damage, and that the lens is probably already trashed, I'm not sure you can do any more harm to the lens if it's not working at all. An 18-55 kit is cheap enough that ...
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Why is my Canon 600D not turning on?

If I were you, I'd go ahead and buy another battery on Amazon. If a new battery fixes it, dispose of your old one, and you're good for $15. If not, it might be an internal problem and you'd probably ...
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Can I do anything about a Nikon d750 taking 5 minutes to power on after taking saltwater damage?

Can I do anything about a Nikon... (with) saltwater damage? Since Nikon does not sell internal repair parts to other service centers or to end users, and does not repair water damaged cameras ...
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How can I know if two lenses have interchangeable elements?

Sadly, you can't, without taking them apart to find out. Unfortunately, it's not reliable to assume anything about the construction of photographic equipment. Even if two instances of what is ...
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OM-D E-M5 Takes One Photo, struggles, Shuts Off

Just to complete this - my camera went to Olympus AU who diagnosed a faulty shutter mechanism. they tell me that is a replacement not a repair - but I think these service centres are lazy when it ...
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OM-D E-M5 Takes One Photo, struggles, Shuts Off

Just wanted to put my experience out there. Had this identical problem which is why I found this discussion. Determined to test everything in a hope to get it working I found a solution which worked ...
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Front element shattered, can I have my lens repaired?

From what I've seen online, front element replacement for Canon L lenses typically runs around $200. A good UV filter in that diameter is $60 (or more); to me, that's not a great price for insurance ...
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Can I do anything about a Nikon d750 taking 5 minutes to power on after taking saltwater damage?

Salt water is very destructive. It is likely something is corroded in a way you can not fix yourself. Send it for repair. They may or may not decide that it's worth doing — you may be in for repair ...
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How can I know if two lenses have interchangeable elements?

Almost every piece of every modern lens from the major manufacturers has a part number. If you can access the service manuals for the two lenses in question you can compare the part numbers. If the ...
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How to figure out the order of lens elements in the rear group?

Note whether there are any symptoms that indicate the elements may be out of order, flipped, or misaligned. There are other reasons lenses may not focus as expected that aren't related to elements ...
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Is there a viable way to touch up the paint on an old camera body?

That wear on the camera edges is called "brassing", and it's usually considered to be a badge of honour for a camera. It means the camera has led a productive life of being used, which is exactly ...
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DSLR mirror stuck at top, sound like rolling gears

The proper answer is "Send it to Nikon or an authorized repair facility". It will be expensive to fix, and may exceed the value of the camera (to you), but they will give you an estimate first and you ...
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Canon EOS 1100D not turning on

Some options: Try a different battery. Write today off as a loss. It happens. Phone your local camera rental place. Beg or borrow a camera from a friend. If you're doing this as a business, take the ...
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How can I fix a Canon lens with sand in the aperture diaphragm?

It's a lot harder than you probably think it is Disassembling, cleaning, and reassembling a modern lens is a daunting task for anyone who does not have the proper training, experience, and tools. ...
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What are the odds of breaking a camera by opening it?

Digital cameras are not made to be end-user reparable. It is likely that there are tiny ribbon cables and other small connectors, pieces fit into place just so, and even things glued together in a way ...
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Canon EOS 60D will not focus accurately

The following is assuming that you haven't damaged your equipment. If you have dropped or banged up your camera/lenses recently, that could be your issue right there... This is the second Canon ...
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