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Dropped my lens and chipped the front edge not sure what to do about it
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Jun 14, 2019 13:05:48   #
olemikey Loc: 6 mile creek, Spacecoast Florida
 
Rich1939 wrote:
As long as it still works I would use it unless, or until, it didn't. Have you ever put a dent in your car and continued to drive it?


It adds "character" doesn't it!!!

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Jun 14, 2019 13:20:31   #
Selene03
 
Keen wrote:
What to do about it? Stop shooting drunk, perhaps? I'm Epileptic, and I have never dropped a camera, or lens. What will Nikon-or whomever-charge to fix it? Ask them. If I were you, I would not fix it until I fixed what caused it. Were you drunk? In a hurry? Just clumsy? Were you in a crowd, and jostled by someone else? Were you changing lenses while watching a video, or day-dreaming? Did you get get too excited during your first glamour shoot? Did you have one too many energy drinks before shooting? Figure out what caused you to drop the lens, and do your best to avoid doing that again. THEN fix the lens.
What to do about it? Stop shooting drunk, perhaps?... (show quote)


There is no reason to assume this at all. After shooting at a beach, it was obvious a massive fire had started somewhere nearby. We all decided to get out while we could. I was walking toward the car when the fire appeared coming over a hill. I dumbly turned to photograph it while walking and tripped on a step I didn't see. The camera and lens hit the ground, although I took both into Canon and while you could see scratch marks nothing serious was affected. Just the other day I was looking for something in my bag and a lens that wasn't well secured dropped out, but only fell a short distance. I haven't even checked that one out yet, as it is an old fisheye I don't use much (which is probably why it wasn't as secure in the bag as it should be. Stuff happens.

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Jun 14, 2019 13:42:04   #
bwana Loc: Bergen, Alberta, Canada
 
pego101 wrote:
It's a Nikon 24-70 2.8 older version no vr.
It seems to work and focus ok.
I would hate to part with it for a few weeks.
Anyone have any idea what Nikon would want to repair it?
Or would it be best just to keep using it and not repair it?

Heck, this doesn't look bad at all except maybe an impact on resale value!

I have an old manual lens missing a third of the front element and it still works quite well.

bwa

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Jun 14, 2019 13:46:15   #
ggab Loc: Northern Virginia
 
pego101 wrote:
It's a Nikon 24-70 2.8 older version no vr.
It seems to work and focus ok.
I would hate to part with it for a few weeks.
Anyone have any idea what Nikon would want to repair it?
Or would it be best just to keep using it and not repair it?


If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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Jun 14, 2019 14:07:01   #
Doc Barry Loc: Huntsville, Alabama USA
 
If the lens hood will attach, then just use it that way.

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Jun 14, 2019 15:42:39   #
David Taylor Loc: Belfast
 
Make identical chip on other side to ensure balanced exposure.

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Jun 14, 2019 15:43:00   #
natron
 
Whatever else you do, don’t get near it with any kind of super-glue. The fumes will fog glass…

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Jun 14, 2019 15:46:25   #
PierreD
 
pego101 wrote:
It's a Nikon 24-70 2.8 older version no vr.
It seems to work and focus ok.
I would hate to part with it for a few weeks.
Anyone have any idea what Nikon would want to repair it?
Or would it be best just to keep using it and not repair it?


I'd probably continue to use it for now. However, it is possible that lenses inside the objective got out of alignment and this will result in some (not necessarily obvious) image distortion. Thus you might wait until you've got a couple of weeks that you know you won't need the lens, and at that time ship it to Nikon so they check it and fix any problem that they might find. They will hopefully find that nothing serious happened when you dropped the camera, in which case it shouldn't cost you much.

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Jun 14, 2019 17:08:00   #
MauiMoto Loc: Hawaii
 
dpullum wrote:
Brag about the chip... perhaps concoct a heroic story and be interviewed on Fox News


You mean like saying that you were attacked by guys wearing Trump hats, then file a false police report and have all the fake news reporters swoon all over you. Try another network though, I don't think fox would fall for it.

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Jun 14, 2019 17:44:19   #
carl hervol Loc: jacksonville florida
 
Just use it I keep filter ring on my lens with no glass in them to protect the front of the lens.

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Jun 14, 2019 17:50:52   #
raferrelljr Loc: CHARLOTTE, NC
 
If the chip is housing only no worries, if the glass is chipped have it repaired, by Nikon.

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Jun 14, 2019 19:39:22   #
DeanS Loc: Capital City area of North Carolina
 
pego101 wrote:
It's a Nikon 24-70 2.8 older version no vr.
It seems to work and focus ok.
I would hate to part with it for a few weeks.
Anyone have any idea what Nikon would want to repair it?
Or would it be best just to keep using it and not repair it?


I’ll bet Nikon can answer your question.

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Jun 14, 2019 20:30:40   #
Blenheim Orange Loc: Michigan
 
Keen wrote:
What to do about it? Stop shooting drunk, perhaps? I'm Epileptic, and I have never dropped a camera, or lens. What will Nikon-or whomever-charge to fix it? Ask them. If I were you, I would not fix it until I fixed what caused it. Were you drunk? In a hurry? Just clumsy? Were you in a crowd, and jostled by someone else? Were you changing lenses while watching a video, or day-dreaming? Did you get get too excited during your first glamour shoot? Did you have one too many energy drinks before shooting? Figure out what caused you to drop the lens, and do your best to avoid doing that again. THEN fix the lens.
What to do about it? Stop shooting drunk, perhaps?... (show quote)


Dropping a lens is a far more forgivable and understandable mistake than your obnoxious and disgusting behavior. A broken lens can be repaired or replaced. I don't know what the cure might be for whatever has gone so seriously wrong with you.

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Jun 14, 2019 20:43:04   #
rook2c4 Loc: Philadelphia, PA USA
 
lamontcranston wrote:
If it were mine, I would send it in to be repaired and refurbished. There may be internal damage from the impact that is not apparent to the naked eye. With that visible damage the value of the lens has plummeted. Having it repaired and refurbished would restore it's value. The 24-70 is an excellent lens, and well worth repairing.


Sending something in for repair that appears to be working just fine just seems absurd to me. And what's this nonsense about the value of the lens plummeting? The lens is just a tool, not a collectors' item. Value is based on its usefulness to the owner.

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Jun 14, 2019 21:15:31   #
MauiMoto Loc: Hawaii
 
Keen wrote:
What to do about it? Stop shooting drunk, perhaps? I'm Epileptic, and I have never dropped a camera, or lens. What will Nikon-or whomever-charge to fix it? Ask them. If I were you, I would not fix it until I fixed what caused it. Were you drunk? In a hurry? Just clumsy? Were you in a crowd, and jostled by someone else? Were you changing lenses while watching a video, or day-dreaming? Did you get get too excited during your first glamour shoot? Did you have one too many energy drinks before shooting? Figure out what caused you to drop the lens, and do your best to avoid doing that again. THEN fix the lens.
What to do about it? Stop shooting drunk, perhaps?... (show quote)


Nobody cares how it broke and it wasn't the question. The first kit I destroyed was my Minolta maxxum 9000, I think it was, It had that optional battery/motor pack that pull the film forward and wind it back up for you. I buried it in mud along with the truck, had to take out all the plugs to pump the water out and it sputtered back to life, just bought a little cheaper more durable camera. Watched my camera fall and bounce on the concrete out of my lifted truck just a few weeks ago when I opened the passenger door, just glad it didn't land on my toes! I even take my Nikon dirt biking and crash with it. Photography, for many, is to record your activities, so even more so if you're drinking since you might not remember otherwise.


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