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Squeaking Beast

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by spencer313, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. spencer313

    spencer313 Guest

    My 28-70/2.8, The Beast, started making an occasional squeak whilst auto-focussing.

    How long do I have till the motor dies?

    I guess The Beast is going to get a Melville vacation soon.
  2. Muonic


    Jun 14, 2006
    My 17-35 came new in the box with the "squeak" (how does that get past QC?). However, it was a very good copy (sharp), so I decided to keep it. It worked fine for about a year, and then the focus seemed to slow down a little. Sent it off to El Segundo, and it came back better than new....literally.

    So it may last for quite a while, but definitely get it fixed under the warranty, because it ain't cheap.

    Good luck!
  3. Now old is your lens Spencer?
  4. $1700+ and it squeaks?
  5. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006
    I totally agree...you spend that much money you should have them look at it.
  6. spencer313

    spencer313 Guest

    Folks, this is an old lens. I bought it used about 3-4 years ago. I may send it in along with my 17-35mm preemptively. We'll see what happens. I just can't do it immediately, as there is too much going on to be without it.
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