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10-03-2012, 01:14 PM   #1
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Sigma 70-300 DG OS Repairable?

I managed to drop my Sigma 70-300 DG OS; it bounced a couple of times of rocks before it hit the sand . . .

Fortunately it wasn't attached to a camera at the time. Both the zoom and focus ring refuse to rotate at all. Does anyone have any opinion on whether it is worth getting it repaired, or even likely to be possible, or should I just buy a new one (at about 200 of my English pounds)?

I am also tempted to try a screwdriver on it myself to see if I can remove the mount and open it up -- does anyone recommend this? It might be fun even if it doesn't result in a working lens.

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Tim

10-04-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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While it may be repairable, it may well cost as much as a new one to repair. I feel your pain. I have dropped a lens too and had it break.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tim R Quote
I managed to drop my Sigma 70-300 DG OS; it bounced a couple of times of rocks before it hit the sand . . .

I am also tempted to try a screwdriver on it myself to see if I can remove the mount and open it up -- does anyone recommend this? It might be fun even if it doesn't result in a working lens.

Cheers,
Tim
I took a screwdriver to broken Sigma 70-300 zoom (an older one). One of the inner lens groups made a nice loupe. Not sure it was fun, more frustrating than fun, but it was interesting.
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