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Allen McLaughlin September 29th, 2006 03:21 AM

Replacing the Flourite coating
Whilst out shooting with a friend and our XL-2's, we noticed what looked like a smudge on her lens whilst checking playback.

On closer inspection it would appear not be something on the glass but something missing from the glass, i.e the flourite coating ? It looks like a tiny chunk the size of a pea has come off.

Is this possible, has anyone else experienced it and what would be the likely repair bill to have the optic recoated ?

Michael Salzlechner September 29th, 2006 06:16 AM

Generally only if either the coating is defective or certain liquids can destroy the coating

AFAIK the coating can not be replaced. The front element can. Generally front elements cost a few hundred plus labor. But i would check with canon

if it is still under warranty they may replace it under warranty if the coating was defective

Andrew Khalil September 29th, 2006 10:48 AM

if I'm correct, the coating isn't fluorite, but the actual element is. I don't think you can repair it - you'll need to do as Michael said and get them to change the actual element.

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