joined:June 29, 2005
So last week my stock 18-55mm lens stopped being able to autofocus.
Needless to say, I wasn't too happy with that (although, since the lens is a good few years old, and knowing what I've put it through, I'm not too surprised).
So, I've got a few options.
Option 1 - I try and get it fixed.
- Option 1a - I fix it myself. I think I know what's up with it, but I can't get one of the screws off, so that's stopped me in my tracks. My next step is to drill the screwhead off, but I don't want to do that if there's a better option!
- Option 1b - I send it off to be repaired. I've got a quote for it - between £70-£100. But, I can replace it new for £80-odd, so I don't think that's worth it.
Option 2 - I replace it, like for like. Will cost £80-odd. Not that excited by that option though.
Option 3 - I replace it with something better. Might hit into the £300 range though, which is an option, but being tight-fisted, I'm not convinced yet.
Option 4 - I learn how to focus manually for ever more.
Option 5 - I do nothing.