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I have a Nikon DX 50-200 mm lens that has broken in half, it looks as though it could almost screw back together, but I am not sure how

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If it is broken in half, it will definitely not screw back together. It must be realigned, and calibrated.Try sending it to PhotoTech Repair Service in NYC. They are Nikon authorized, and can do the repair under warranty if you still have it. Also if you join they're facebook page, they will give you a 10% discount.
Here is the facebook page link, it has everything you need to send it in.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-NY/PhotoTech-Repair-Service-Inc/102527215194

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