As I mentioned in an earlier post my daughter pulled my camera off my desk and damaged the CF card door. It was still usable (and I used it on last weekend’s photowalk) but it’s not right. Prior to the weekend I received three different quotes for the repair.
I needed the camera back by early August so I evaluated the options and made my choice. I decided to send it to Canon even though it was more expensive. The deciding factor was not actually about the camera but about my lenses.
Two of my lenses (the 17-85mm and 70-300mm) are several years old, have never been serviced and have been banged around a little. I’ve wanted to get them cleaned, checked and serviced for quite a while. The problem was I would lose them for 2 weeks and the 17-85mm is my main lens. Well, if my camera is in the shop I might as well take the opportunity to send the lenses.
Canon has received my equipment and I look forward to their evaluation. I will post an update when I get them back.