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Zoom stuck, and loose ring of plastic in the lens... help

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Your lens is totally beyond economic repair, sorry. I've looked into repairing the same fault on this lens before. It's only the basic kit lens as supplied with the camera so it was built with low cost as an overriding primary concern and no real thought for future repairs or spares availability.

The good news is that there are normally a fair number of these lenses both used and brand new at relatively low prices. many owners sell the kit version to upgrade to a better lens and many retailers often have new unboxed (usually ex-display) kit lenses for around 30% less than the new and boxed versions.

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