Friday, September 25

Lens Repair Data 2.0

Lens Annualized Repair Rate Typical Problems
Sigma 120-300 f2.8 84.6% Zoom mechanism, calibration, autofocus
Sigma 150-500 OS 45.5% OS, Autofocus, zoom
Sigma 120-400 OS 44.4% OS, Autofocus, zoom
Sigma 50-500 28.3% Zoom mechanism, autofocus
Sigma 100-300 f4 22.2% autofocus
Tamron 70-200 f2.8 22.2% tight mount (Canon), autofocus
Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS EF-S 19.6% IS, Err99
Canon 10-22 EF-S 15.8% barrel separation
Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR 13.1% zoom mechanism, manual focus clutch
Sigma 18-200 12.7% barrel separation
Nikon 17-35 f2.8 12.5% calibration
Canon 50 f1.2 13.3% Calibration
Sigma 30 f1.4 12.3% calibration
Canon 100-400 IS 12.3% Zoom tension ring, Err99, calibration
Nikon 80-400 11.9% Electronic issues
Canon 85 f1.2 11.7% Electronic issues

A while back, at the request of several customers, we released our lens repair statistics through the summer of 2008, and later updated them for Canon lenses only through October of 2008. Nothing we’ve done since our lenses were used to shoot the Hooters calendar has generated so much response. A lot of people appreciated having the data available. A few brand-name fanboys took our numbers very personally or thought we had an agenda. CONTINUARE...

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