Dropped Nikon 70-200 VRII - not a good day

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Dropped Nikon 70-200 VRII - not a good day
Jan 20, 2013

I was preparing for a shoot tomorrow and accidentally dropped my 70-200 VR. Has not really happen to me before - am usually very careful with lenses and equipment. UV filter shuttered and scratched the front element. There is a set of some 5 pin point scratch marks now. Sad truth is that lens probably would be just fine if not for the UV filter that did all the damage.

My question is - what are some other less obvious ways in which the lens could be damaged? How can I check?

Do you think this set of pin point scratches would damage IQ of the lens?

Nikon claims that repair for this should be about $700. Has anyone actually done this? Was that the price or this is an over estimate?

Best,

Eugene

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