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07-06-2012, 08:06 AM   #1
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28-105 FA lens

i have a 28-105 FA lens and i am having a problem with the lens aperture. I have noticed that on occasion the aperture inside the lens will not return to the completely open position but will hang in some other position. is this worth repairing considering the present cost for the lens?

07-06-2012, 08:27 AM   #2
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"worth" has a personal component, as in what is it worth to you. Nobody else can say for sure what it is worth to you to get a lens fixed.

There are 3 different versions of FA 28-105 and they usually go for $100 to $200 depending on condition. The f/3.2-4.5 generally commands a higher price and only comes up occasionally. So this is not a dirt cheap, shows on ebay everyday lens, but it is replaceable. You can also check KEH to see if they have any in stock. If you have a local repair shop take it in for a quote and see what they say. If cost of repair is more than $100 I think you are better off putting that toward a new lens if you shoot digital, the DA 18-135 has similar but broader range and better IQ. If film, then maybe I would think about it a little harder. That's my opinion but like I said only you can judge what amount you can afford to spend.
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