I want to send my 28-70 AFS 2.8 lens for repair. Im giving the lens to a photog who had her bag stolen and since I dont use this lens anymore, I want to fix it and pass it to her as a friend. but its not working anymore. I have a feeling its the SWM as it did squeak a bit at times. first gen on these SWM are failing for many.
we have a service center here but they are not experienced in replacing SWM and always send the lenses to Japan so I though to save the hassle and extra fee and have it shipped to NRC. after seeing what they did with the 70-200 and the nice paint jobs, Im certain these guys can do a fantastic job.
if you live in the US, there are tons of places that have competent technicians but here to the right of the map, there are very few competent people who know how to replace a SWM lens motor. they dont have the machinery or the experience to do it.
In fact when I brought the lens for repair assessment, they said they dont do complicated repairs and they send many complex repair overseas and I just want to save the middle man fees. so I contacted them and spoke to Daniel. very cheerful and polite person. I will send the lens out tomorrow to them and let you guys know how it goes. fingers crossed.