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Dropped my camera bag & my 17-55mm Lens Now will not telephoto

Does anyone recommend a place to get it fixed or is it not fixable? The lens itself looks ok, the housing to the telephoto looks like it might be slightly bent ...

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The best way to get it done right after you drop the lense is send it to NIKON NY . They put the lense on a resolution bench test and it make sure the resolution is great ,. This lense is very criticial and it is a must or your wasting your money . The reason is this ., The lense is a wide angle and sometimes photographers have probelms with 17-55mm lenses and sub mirror problems . So its best to be safe than sorry .

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