14-140mm Broken Mount - Repair Advice?

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jeffharris
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14-140mm Broken Mount - Repair Advice?

DAMN! The lens mount on my 14-140mm II finally broke for good. I had managed to tighten two of the mount retaining screws, which held the third in place and gave me just enough for the third screws threads to juuuuust grab a bit.

A few weeks ago, while traveling of course, the third screw popped out with no hope of re-tightening it. I was too upset/irritated/disgusted to deal with it.

What are people’s experiences with Panasonic lens repairs? Yeah, I heard the stories of 100-400mm lens “repairs”. Not very hopeful.

The lens is out of warranty, maybe 4 years old. I bought it for my girlfriend, but have grown to really like it. 12-60mm is too short. I have a 12-40mm. 12-100mm is too much… everything.

SO… Try for a repair? Any tips or hints in dealing with them?

OR… save myself more misery and just chuck it and buy a new one?

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