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10-08-2012, 07:14 AM   #1
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Reverse mount broken 12~24mm???

Well now I have really done it.
I dropped my camera with my 12~24mm f/4 lens attached to it. It landed smack on the lens shade and completely sheared the lens body from the lens mount. (I picked up the "lens" in one hand and the camera body with the metal mount still inserted in it in the other hand.
None of the glass appears to be damaged.
It may or may not be repairable.
If not repairable, can I "reverse mount" the lens?
Thanks for any input, and take heed---hold on to your camear tightly and DON'T GET OLD!!!
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Sorry to hear this...
Could you please take the pictures of the lens and the mount?
Not sure, but you may try using a super glue to attach the parts to each other; you will have a lens in a manual mode...
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If you love the lens just send it for repair.
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Note to self - never drop your camera, never drop your camera...sorry to read this. I'd get it properly fixed too. It's a great lens.

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Thanks all.
On further inspection, the lens hood (which took the brunt of the impact) will not come off, not easily at least.
If I can do it, here are a couple of images of the casualty:
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What do you think?
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QuoteOriginally posted by pntxjack Quote
What do you think?
You won't know for sure until you get it assessed. The mount may well be repairable, but what of any internal damage? The glass may look fine...but that doesn't necessarily mean it is. It's a great lens and well worth the price of repair - if it's cost-effective. Good luck!
I've never tried reversing this lens. Would you have confidence in the filter ring supporting its weight? Personally, I wouldn't. I've never even seen a 77mm reversing ring.
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I think it is repairable...it would worth of checking what is inside...
It looks like the spring end has to be attached to somewhere..all the pin contacts have to be put in place...and you might need either 2 longer screws for the damaged places or super glue to repair the place to put back the original screws...

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Thanks again all.
I am going to send the lens off to CRIS. If they can't fix it, watch for it on eBay as a parts donor.
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