Can anyone provide a range of what Nikon typically charges to adjust a lens that is out of warranty? I'd like to send my 80-200 in to see if they can improve things at 200mm, but am not sure how much they'd want for something like that.
How much dust? Every one of my lenses that have parts that move in and out have dust in them. It makes no impact on image quality. My 35-70 has alot of dust, it's no big deal.I hope you get some knowledgeable replies. I've got a second-hand ebay 18-70 with dust in it that would be a very good walk-around lens but for the dust. It would be interesting to know if Nikon would even work on it and if so what they might charge me.
It isn't a problem if I shoot it wide open but if I stop it down to f/8 like I usually want to do for my landscapes I get big noticeable blotches. Most of the time I can zap these out with the healing brush if they end up in the middle of a patch of blue sky but they are a real pain in a** if they land on top of a cloud or anything else that is light-toned.How much dust? Every one of my lenses that have parts that move in and out have dust in them. It makes no impact on image quality. My 35-70 has alot of dust, it's no big deal.
If you want to see if this is an issue wait for a nice clear day, stop it down to f/22 and point it at the sky. Pick another lens, at the same focal length and aperture and do the same. If your dust free lens shot doesn't have any dust bunnies on the pic then you were right. I'm willing to bet that it's sensor dust though.If it was the sensor wouldn't these blotches be in the same place on every image regardless of what lens I use?
Not arguing with you guys, just trying to understand what I'm dealing with.
Well, because the Cafe is usually full of nice knowledgeable people who can answer questions like this fairly quickly, and the last time I called Nikon they told me I had to send in the lens in order for them to quote a "repair" price.How about calling Nikon and getting an answer directly from the source?
Thanks Dom, that sounds about right. I figure they'll quote me the difference between the value of my 80-200 and a new 70-200 VR2...Just called Nikon for you and they told me....