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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 22:36   #1
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Canon lens (replacement part?)

Just been given a lens for free, its a standard canon 28-90mm, not the greatest but FREE, however the rear mount is slightly broken and I was wondering if anybody knows somewhere where I can buy the replacement part for it.

There are 3 bits of plastic which click in when you rotate the lens onto the body, however two are broken...

Any advice welcome guys !

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Old 4th Nov 2012, 00:15   #2
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I think the only way you are going to be able to repair the lens is luck.

If I'm not wrong, the lens needs a whole new lens mount, which can be really hard to find. Ebay, directly from Canon or some shop that sells camera spare parts. Also scout Ebay for a similar broken lens which has a good mount on it.

After that I'm out of ideas, but make also sure that it is worth it to fix in the first place. I know it's free, but you'll have to spend at least some money to get it fixed.

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Old 4th Nov 2012, 00:20   #3
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Actually...

Clicky here...

Again, I'm not sure if it's worth it, because mint lenses go around 50, but you be the judge of that...

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Old 4th Nov 2012, 00:21   #4
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Damn double trouble post, can be removed...

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Old 4th Nov 2012, 00:26   #5
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Yeah I found that one, I think what i will do is just use it until it breaks completely then replace it with a better lens. At least that way it hasnt cost me a penny and I have got to play with a new (to me) lens for a bit
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Sounds like a plan, but also you could go around your local shops and see if they happen to have a spare mount for it from the "olden days". Or if they have a broken lens with a decent mount they could part with.

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Contact Canon and see if they can repair it?

You can certainly get replacement mounts for Nikons, the online parts store having atleast a few. Can't see why Canon wouldn't offer similar options
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Found one, 12.99 + postage so bought it, easy as pie to change its just 4 screws and two tiny screws. I know its not the best lens in the world but its only cost me about 15 after repairing it.
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I know i'm a noob ( at photography, don't get me wrong punks ! Loll) but from what I saw it seems there is a lot of bargain on the broken/repairable parts market for who he know how to repair them.
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Nice little fix that! Out of interest where did you get the replacement part?
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Nice little fix that! Out of interest where did you get the replacement part?
I used this company...ordered it last monday and it arrived today, would use again if I wasn't in a rush.

Not had chance to try the lens out yet but I shall be doing shortly, won't be the greatest but its only cost me about 12 all in
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Link to 'this company'?

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Sorry buddy my heads not with it today, lost my house keys and going mad trying to find them, tore the house upside down and still cant find them.

http://www.cameraspareparts.co.uk/le...ens-5182-p.asp
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