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    Does anybody know where I can find spare parts for Canon lenses. The chaps in East London just shrug the shoulders and say buy a new lens.

    I disassembled the 18-55 EF after repeated err99 and found that the printed strip that communicates with the diaphragm is snapped where it should bend to accomodate focus and zoom movement. Fixing these PCB flex strips is virtually impossible as the copper lines are only a hair thick.
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    You might also want to check eBay. I have seen numerous people advertising bodies and lenses that are suitable only for spares.
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    Surely it is not worth fixing that lens? You often pick them up for about R500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    Surely it is not worth fixing that lens? You often pick them up for about R500.
    You cant even give 18-55's away... I have seen them on gumtree for about R250 so don't bother fixing it
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    Thanks Gents, did not think that lens was that worthless. Anyone battling to give away their 18-55 can send it my way.

    I will look up Camaratek as I enjoy tinkering with things and derive a bit of satisfaction from getting it right.
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