Tips: buy camera gear with your credit card

This one might be obvious to many but it just saved me about 100$ so I thought it would be a good idea to share my experience.

Two weeks ago, my 50mm f1.4 broke, the camera LCD displayed the dreaded ERR 1 message. I bought the lens about 15 months ago so it was out of Canon warranty (12 months). A bit frustrated, I went to the camera shop where I got it and paid the 20$ to assess how much the actual repair would cost me. I got the bill back today and the total was around 80$.

Lucky for me, I remembered that I bought the lens with my credit card (VISA) and it had an extended warranty feature which doubles any warranty up to another year. I quickly called the insurance company to confirm and it  seems like everything is fine! Only have a #$%#$ form to fill.

Of course it is going to take forever to repair but at least it will be free. I suggest  you check if your cards provide the same coverage, it was free and worth it!

The sad part of the story is that I will have to use the 50mmf1.8 for filming for the next few weeks which I already foresee as a real pain.

About Tommy

Photography allows me to be what I want to be, to be where I want to be, and to do what I want to do ... I'm not professional photographer and I don't need a title, I love to take photographs and that is what I do, I love to learn and I always try to do it better ...

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  • Have you ever seen an EF 50mm F/1.4 back focus? I had one that would focus fine up close but at distance it would not focus so well.

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    Have you tried the micro adjustment? It really improved the focus of my 50mm at medium range (it was fine at short and long range).