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08-29-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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DA 55-300mm problem

My copy of this lens has a problem - it's become very tight in the middle of the zoom range and is starting to make a nasty noise. The other lens is fine, and I can feel the problem when the camera is off the lens. So far as I can tell (I'm on holiday away from the PC) the photos are OK.

I'm in the UK, is it worth looking into getting someone to look at it or shall I simply bite the bullet and replace it? Amazon seem to have a good price on it at present.

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You should be able to contact the repair shop and get a rough estimate. They should be able to tell you the price for a rebuild.
I suspect a repair in the US to range from $250-350... not much less than a new lens.
Plus, the repairs here in the US take about eight weeks to come back. (don't know how fast they are in the UK)

If I wasn't totally scrapped for cash, I'd pay the extra cash for delivery from Amazon and have it a few days.
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I would probably be worth having it looked at for an estimate.
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I have a lens in the shop with the same issue. It looks like it will be $125-150. Advance Camera in Portland, Or.

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Any suggestions for places in the UK to send it to? I know about JP Cameras in Edinburgh and can probably take it there in person, but admit the Amazon route looks tempting...
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