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    Default replacement Aperture flex cable for canon 18-55mm type 2 kit len

    Hi all,

    My canon kit len (18-55mm type 2) cannot autofocus recently and I did a search online.

    I think most likely is due to the cable breaking.

    can anyone advise if there is a place to buy the aperture cable locally?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: replacement Aperture flex cable for canon 18-55mm type 2 kit len

    It's best to bring it to Canon Customer Care Center at Harbour Front
    Sean

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    To my knowledge and judging from many other cases the manufacturer keep a very tight grip on spare parts for lenses and cameras as long as they are in production. Ebay is a possible source.
    Another option is our bro fatigue, DIY specialist for cameras and lenses.
    A third option could be to get the newer versions of the kit lens: either the one with IS or the newest one with IS and STM focus motor. They both have a better optical quality than the earlier versions.
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    Default Re: replacement Aperture flex cable for canon 18-55mm type 2 kit len

    Thanks Octarine

    I just "copy and paste" my previous reply in another post

    Most likely it is due to broken flex cable

    Here's a few steps to confirm:

    1. switch to MF
    2. turn focusing ring counterclockwise until it stops
    3. Switch back to AF
    4. Focus on something about 2 meters away from you
    Does it focus?

    Repeat steps 1 to 4 but this time turn focusing ring clockwise
    Does it focus?
    A broken flex cable will focus only on one direction

    Here's a DIY post if you're the kind of guy who likes to fix
    (warning: open at your own risk)
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=937329
    Last edited by fatigue; 26th November 2014 at 01:09 PM.
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