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08-18-2018, 08:14 AM   #1
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1.5 foot fall onto carpet=broken 50-135.

Although I think the real underlying damage waswhen I had to slam on the brakes a few days ago to avoid a head-on collision and the camera was on the passenger seat, it actually broke when I forgot it was on the hotel desk chair and tipped said chair over to retrieve a sock that was beneath it... crap.

Snapped like a twig and Iím not sure if I found all the pins.

While it looks like a simple fix (one broken piece of plastic the mount screws into), I have no idea how much itíll cost.

Has anyone had this done and how much it cost?

Iíve had my 60-250 repaired but that was a more serious problem (dropped to hard floor from 5 feet up, no camera attached, internal elements broke loose) so I canít inagine itís a good comparison.

This is my favorite lens, and the one that came with my first Pentax camera

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Update: itís worse than I thought. Zoom ring is stiff and when I got it to turn a thin piece of rubber began to extrude itself from the area of the green ring and thereís a definite mismatch in spacing - the side wit the broken plastic mount piece gaps open so the green ring is loose.

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08-18-2018, 09:16 AM   #2
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ouch, that looks bad
I hope it is repairable. Good luck!
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Everything is repairable given enough money. The important question is whether the price is more or less than the cost of a replacement. There is only one way to know for sure - send it off for a quote.

Unless you have insurance, of course.
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Economically infeasible repair is my guess. I'm sorry. Maybe you can get one with bad arm and perform a transplant.

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ouch, feel sorry for you; hopefully it's not getting too expensive
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If there is a silver lining (and there probably isn't as anyone would be distraught with this sight), I will say thank you for sharing the photo of the partially disassembled lens. I have fungal growth in the rear element of mine and thought the rear element assembly was 'sealed' in. Perhaps it isn't and maybe I can disassemble and clean??

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I have insurance, of course, but the deductible is probably more than a used lens. I’ll have to ask my agent. It’s under my business policy and I have no idea what the deductible is for my electronics inland marine coverage

Maybe if I include my 16-50 that’s become effectively a 16-35 after my wife dropped it on the floor of the car (never bothered fixing it because I don’t really like it that much and only use it when I need a wide angle in rain/mist) it’ll end up being worth a claim, but I doubt it.
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Wow I'm really sorry. Maybe invest in a pelican type box to travel around with and have at home.

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I had similar happen to a Nikon F2s once. It survived a car accident where it was catapulted into the windshield, and then somehow ended up under the clutch pedal, only to quit working some six months later for no apparent reason.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pearsaab Quote
Wow I'm really sorry. Maybe invest in a pelican type box to travel around with and have at home.
I have something like that, but this isnít exactly a situation where it would have been helpful, because I wouldnít have been using it anyway.

This stupid business trip (Iíve been in rural Minnesota for a month and because of the Canadian wildfires I havenít even gotten any decent astrophotography out of it) will finally be over Friday and Iíll be back in a semblance of civilization, so I can deal with repair quotes and so on then.

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