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Is is worth fixing?

The housing (bit that attaches to the body of the camer) on my Nikon DX Zoom 55-200 is broken. Does anyone know if it is worth fixing?

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Infopgdesign,
That's a close call, depending on how bad the housing is broken, there may be lens alignment issues, the adapter ring or the housing body may be cracked, take it in to a shop so they can look it over closely to help you decide if you should send it to Nikon for repair which depending on the severity of the damage will determine the cost. if it's close to what you paid for the lens, save your money and buy a replacement, maybe the VR version of that lens if it wasn't.
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