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Broken lens mount

Where can I get a replacement plastic lens mount from an 18-55mm lens off a D40x. I dont know how it snapped? I treat it like a baby. useless without repair. very frustrated nikon made this with a plastic mount, all my other lenses have metal

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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    Same exact problem, but haven't had any luck tracking down a solution, other than buying a whole new lens. Ugh.

  • ancmowat Dec 21, 2008

    I have a  plastic mount 55-200 USM canon lens - same issue. Is it a ditch job, or are there replaceable mounts?

  • care7124 Apr 26, 2009

    Just bought a replacement lens mount for my nikkor lens from thefotogeeks.com, and am currently in the process of trying to replace it. I will update as to whether I ever get the old one unscrewed. The plastic mounts are very annoying.

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I did get the part in from fotogeeks and all you need are tiny screwdrivers (I mean tiny) and a very steady hand. It took me less than one hour to replace the mount and my lens works perfectly. I am very glad I went ahead and tried to fix the problem rather than buying a new lens. The part cost me around $20. As you are taking the lens mount off make sure you are memorizing how everything goes back together. Maybe even grab another camera and take pics of the process. I did not do that, but had I, it might have taken me less time to get it all together again. Anyway, just wanted to share my success and suggest to others that it is not impossible for a DIYer to fix.

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