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18 - 135 lens won't autofocus after fall - is it worth reparing?

I have a Nikon D80 and 18 - 135 kit lens. Camera strap broke & it landed on the end of the lens, now it won't autofocus. Is it economical to repair lens or should I buy new one? I can still take pics using manual mode so I'm tempted to keep it as a spare and move on.

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Hi Vink,

I would recommend that you at least let someone at a camera shop take a look at your lens. Or contact Nikon. Here is a list CLICK HERE of Nikon authorized service centers, hopefully you are located near one of these. Or you can call Nikon for some advice. You never know, it may be repairable.

If can live with it as a manual focus lens that probably would be a good solution also. Then you could buy a new lens with the money you would have spent on the repair. Actually you are lucky that the lens can still focus after a fall.

I hope this helped and good luck!

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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