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Think my 18-135 is broken...

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by Argent, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. It won't AF on either of my camera bodies now :( 

    I've tried cleaning the contacts - is there something else I should be looking at?

    I wonder if it would be worth sending it somewhere for repair

    Any tips or suggestions?

  2. I'd send it to Nikon for a look-see and estimate....worst case, it costs you postage and you scrap the lens. Best case, they repair it at reasonable cost.
  3. Luckily there's a local authorized nikon service place that does free email estimates too - I've sent them an estimate request so we'll see what they say

    just would hate to spend $1-200 to fix a $200 lens :p 

    EDIT: just got an email back from them - there is no charge to take a look at it - but normally repair cost for this lens is $104.00 + return shipping :( 
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 30, 2009
  4. TonyM1


    Jan 26, 2009
    Woodstock GA
    Mine broke a while ago when my son pulled it off the counter top and as the picture suggest not a great break but $130-200+ to fix, needless to say its still broken.

    The repair co is KEH.com in GA

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  5. Yeah that doesnt sound too worth it, when you could get a brand new one for not too much more.
  6. yeah no doubt - guess I should put up a WTB and see if anyone's interested

    although I suppose I could sell my 18-135 as is for like $100 and let someone else pay to get it fixed

    and wow Tony - yeah you broke yours good - mine still looks normal and it'll zoom and manual focus still...
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