Today I grabbed my camera bag on the way out of the house. I thought I might stop off somewhere real quick before heading to work and get my shot for the day. I for once had cash. As I sat at an eternal light, I took out my camera and tried to take a picture of the 20 dollar bill I had. I kept pressing the button trying to get the lens to focus, but it did nothing. I looked at the lens and saw something wrong. As you can see from the pic, it’s jammed in and it’s crooked. Warmth rushed over my face as I became very upset, trying to figure how this happened. I went straight on to work and looked up on Canon’s website about repair. It quotes $90 + shipping and tax. I was thinking the lens isn’t even worth that. After all many people refer to these kits lens (Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens) as “paper weights.” Although for me it’s the lens I use most of the time. I then started looking on eBay and saw that this lens is starting off for less than $20. I also called the local camera shop to see if they had a repair guy and they do. I’ll probably try to take it by next week and see what they can do. Ugh!
I later remembered that Tuesday night after Teenager’s confirmation, when I opened my car door, my camera bag rolled out on to the concrete. It must have landed with the lens down and that’s when it must have jammed. 🙁 I am thankful it wasn’t my other 2 lenses or my camera!