After I had bought my Canon 400D some years ago I also bought a Sigma lens for it, 28-300mm macro. Some day it fell and... it was broken, therefor laying in a drawer because I thought it would be too expensive to repair it...
About two weeks ago I "found" it in a moving box upstairs while looking for something else and there it was. I took it out and remembered the "good times" we had together!
I brought it down stairs and started to look for a repair service here in Sweden.
I mailed to several addresses I had found on the net and had immediate answer from one.
He was so friendly to provide an address I could send it to, only to see if it was worth repairing it and to get an estimate.
So I packed it up the same day and mailed it. It took about one week till I got an e-mail from the repair service and the estimate was included.
It was only 85 Euros!!!
Yesterday, only 2 !!! weeks later I got my lens back. IT WORKS!!!
Its not the best lens when it comes to the aperture, but under nice weather and light conditions it is fantastic.
Time to go to the beach! With the dogs and with the camera!!! :))