Canon lens / body repairs in Edinburgh?
My lens is throwing up an error when used at wide angle when the body is set to aperture priority or manual mode. Hopefully the connectors just need a clean or something, but my magic cotton bud hasn’t done the trick.
Anyone got any experience of good value, good service repair places in the area? I seem to recall that there used to be a reasonable camera shop near Haymarket.Posted 7 years agocynic-alMember
Ah here he is
He gave me cash for a broken R1 & film slr. V nice to deal with but a bit slow on investigating for me.Posted 7 years ago5labMember
it might be that the lens’ sensor to pick up what focal length it is at is broken (in some way) so it always think’s it’s 18mm. does it error if you set the aparature to f6 or so, or just when trying to get it wide?
Might be a simple fix, probably still expensive. personally, for the sake of that lens, I’d just buy a replacement (should be <£100)Posted 7 years ago
Had another play around with it just now. Seems to be that at the wider end of the zoom (17-24mm or thereabouts) it will only shout wide open (f4.0). If you try to decrease the aperture to f4.5 or below, it throws an error 99 code when you press the shutter.
Once you get past that part of the zoom (presumably into the part where f4.0 isn’t an option), it will shoot away at any aperture.
It is still £279 for the lens at the moment, so if it is £50 or so, it sounds like it would be worth getting repaired.Posted 7 years ago
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