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YOUTUBE made it look so easy, you un-screw this, detach that, and voila! You have repaired a broken camera lens. My 200 mm Sigma lens stopped working, no auto-focus or manual focus, I had to see if I could repair it myself, after all I am kind of handy at these things.
After some time I found myself deep in a labyrinth of screws, O-rings, connectors, corridors of despair, deceit, and LIES!!!
Arms stretched out to the sky, “Damn you YOUTUBE!” Suddenly, a horrible realization that no man wants to admit, ever, “I can’t fix this!” There were so many pieces and parts, carnage was everywhere.
Downtrodden and disappointed, the camera parts placed back in a box and set on top of the bookshelf like an urn with ashes, a staunch reminder to seek out professional help when you need to.
However, not all is lost, if I sell a kidney I can buy that shiny new Sigma 500 mm lens, oh for joy! Word of advice; Don’t believe everything you see on YOUTUBE…