How Much Does It Cost To Get A Canon Lens Serviced?

One camera gear you’re going to need to turn a memory into a photo is the camera lens. Canon lens servicing makes sure the lenses are in optimum operating conditions for high-quality images.

In this guide, you will learn how much it costs to get a Canon lens serviced.

Why Do I Need To Service My Canon Lens?

If you want to capture high-quality images, the optics need to be clean and the contact of the length should work properly and communicate with the camera.

Even if you are super careful in handling your lenses, you cannot entirely avoid debris, dust, and wear. 

That means you can only achieve high-quality images by servicing your Canon lenses regularly.

However, the maintenance service comes at a cost. This article will help you know how much it costs to get a Canon lens serviced.

What Lens Maintenance Services Do I Expect?

The maintenance services can range from simple cleaning to complex maintenance of Canon lenses. Here are some of the maintenance services to expect:

  • Repairing of the lens power diaphragm unit and elimination of communication error, err99, and err1.
  • Replacement of the lens mount and the fixed barrel in case the lens have snapped apart. 
  • Replacement of a broken rear mount in the Canon L-series fixed barrel lens.
  • Repairing a damaged or jammed into UV filter.
  • Locking on the lens autofocus to prevent focus hunting. 
  • General repair of both the manual and autofocus. 
  • General Optical cleaning such as the removal of mildew, mold, and fungi from the lens optics.
  • Focus motor maintenance and repair, and Optics realignment to improve the image focusing capability. 
  • Replacement of loose grip 
  • Servicing a tight focusing or zooming problem.
  • All Canon lens electronic and mechanical repairs. 

How Much Does It Cost To Get A Canon Lens Serviced?

Even before your Canon lens gets an assessment and a quotation, you will need to pay a certain amount of money to book for the service.

If the quotation goes through and your Canon lens will have to be repaired, then the quotation charge may no longer be applicable. 

Although the booking charges vary, they range anywhere from $50-$300. If after the assessment the quotation is rejected, then you’ll have to pay the booking charges when collecting your Canon lens. 

If your lens has an insurance cover, the quotation can be emailed to you so that you can present it to your insurance company.

After the assessment, you will be informed of the fault that needs repair, the cost of the repair, and the expected time frame. 

Under normal conditions, the checking, testing, and quotation of lenses can take 10 to 15 working days.

However, the actual estimate and costs depend on the servicing company and the fault on the lens. You can contact the servicing company with details of the fault to get estimates.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Are Canon Lenses Made in Japan?

All the Canon L-series lenses are manufactured in Japan and the other Canon lenses are mostly made in China and Taiwan.

However, some non-L-series Canon lenses are made in Japan. 

How Long Do Canon Lenses Last?

It is hard to tell how long a Canon lens can last, but a good quality Canon lens can go over five years with minimal maintenance. 

The lifespan of Canon lenses mainly depends on your usage. If you are rough in your usage, the lifespan of the lens will significantly reduce, and if you take proper care of the Canon lenses, they last for over 20 years.

Final Thoughts

Canon lenses are the most vital components in a Canon camera when it comes to shooting high-quality images.

Like in other camera components, you will need to take care and regularly service Canon lenses to enhance performance. This servicing comes at a cost that varies depending on the type of service offered.

The above guide helps you to understand the common faults in a Canon lens, and how you can get an estimate of the repair cost.