where to buy replacement zoom ring for Nikon 16-85 lens?

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where to buy replacement zoom ring for Nikon 16-85 lens?
Mar 5, 2013

Recently, the rubber zoom ring my 4-year-old Nikon AF-S 16-85 3.5-5.6G ED DX lens started to stretch, and it no longer fits tightly on the lens.

Unfortunately, this is not one of the lenses that Nikon sells replacement parts. I found a parts list online, and called Nikon directly, and they told me my only option was to send the entire lens back for service, although they claim the cost would be "minimal".

I looked through the other lenses that Nikon sells rubber zoom rings, and unfortunately none are the 67mm size of my 16-85. So that idea didn't work.

So my question is - does anyone know where I could purchase a replacement zoom ring without having to ship the entire lens back to Nikon? It seems like overkill to lose my lens for a week, pay for shipping to/from just for a $4 part.

Thanks in advance!

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