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Lens Error put my mini tripod on to my camera and apparently the legs are not stable enough when I left it on the top of the table. One of the legs gave up and the camera rolled down and fell on the floor, about approx. from 3 ft high. I immediately checked everything looks ok, but when I turned it on to take pictures I'm getting "LENS ERROR" on all settings eg: Auto, Manual, Scene etc.. Is it fixable? If it is...will it cost me an arm & a leg?

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Only Nikon can tell you that. Looks like the autofocus lens mechanism broke inside.

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Worth a shot if it can save you from sending it in for service.

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