repair cost to replace front element

Started Jul 30, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: Broken Front Lens Element
In reply to FlossTycoon, Aug 1, 2011

FlossTycoon wrote:

I took a fall last month in a broken lava field and the front element of the new Nikkor 24mm-120mm f4 got a horrible scratch. Also one of the internal rubber gaskets to seal out moisture was displaced and could be seen if the barrel was extended. This lens is just back from repairs at Nikon and is working very well. Cost of repair was $320. No, a front filter would probably not have helped due to the force of the impact. I think I will start carrying the camera in a bag when trying to negotiate such treacherous terrain in the future. Craters of the Moon park in Idaho is on the agenda for late August. Alan, in Montana

Ouch - sorry to hear it.

I'm well aware of the pros & cons of protective filters - personally, I use them.

fyi - check out the video here:

A good argument can also be made for the impact absorption properties of Brass Filters, like those from B+W, & Heliopan.

Vaya con Dios
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