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Old February 21st, 2003, 02:47 AM   #1
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Problem with screw in Lens

Dropped my lens and one of the screws inside the lens is loose and refuses to screw back in place and when i put the lens back on the body the lens doesn't screw all the way in place because it seems the thread of the screw is dull. any suggestions on what to do? should i try and get a bigger screw and maybe the screw will catch the thread. this is causing major focus problems where i can't get anything in focus. i just bought my canon in october, does this fall under warrenty? should i send it to canon for repairs? and this happens right when im doing production of a short film.
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Old February 21st, 2003, 03:47 AM   #2
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I'm not sure to what screw you are reffering here. But NEVER EVER
open your lens or camera. This will void warranty and there are
no parts inside you can fix. If you have opened your lens then
you can forget about warranty for sure.

I don't know if they warrant a dropped lens, probably not (it is
not their fault you dropped it). I have a special insurance for my
XL1s which does cover it if I drop it/something.

Anyways, if it is not working you better send it back to Canon
or get another lens (whichever is cheaper).

Good luck.
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Old February 21st, 2003, 04:40 AM   #3
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its not on the inside of the lens, its on the outside of the lens there are about 5 screws on a metal plate and one of those screws wont screw in because of the thread, therefore preventing me from screwing the camera on the body fully thus preventing me from focusing
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Old February 21st, 2003, 05:53 AM   #4
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What lens is this? What Camera body. The XL1 uses a bayonet mount, not a thread mount.
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Old February 21st, 2003, 09:20 AM   #5
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XL1s It's the standard lens, the Canon 16x IS II
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Old February 21st, 2003, 05:12 PM   #6
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The five screws that hold the lens mount to the lens body? Probably best to send it to Canon - the whole XL1s and lens - for service. The back focus is likely shot in any case and there may be mechanism problems as well if the fall was hard enough to break the mount free from the lens body.
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Old February 21st, 2003, 05:48 PM   #7
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thanks a lot, i appreciate your help
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Old February 22nd, 2003, 06:55 AM   #8
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> I don't know if they warrant a dropped lens...

Hmmmm.. Wonder if some professional, or personal property floater insurance, or even the credit card warranty extensions might cover this sort of thing?
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