broken Nikkor 24-70/2.8

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SergeSmArt I Regular Member • Posts: 284
broken Nikkor 24-70/2.8

I found this story on russian forum ... and I think that maybe better to show it here...

The guy just place D3 and 24-70 on the tripod... and two hours later the half of the lens just drop down onto his bed whithout any reason at all ...

( that's his explanation .. )

Zorpie Senior Member • Posts: 2,836
Re: broken Nikkor 24-70/2.8

Hello Serge,

That's a strange story and one which is hard to believe. It's almost as if the three screws holding the bayonet mount on the back of the lens body, were perhaps lose and the whole thing parted company under the weight of the lens supported by the mount on the camera body ?

It will be covered by Nikon's warranty if the lens is new - but it is very unusual to see this on an expensive Nikon optic. This kind of 'damage' is usually attributable to the camera being dropped with the lens on it and being ripped off the body by the impact. But the screws and screw mounts don't look damaged so that cannot be the case here.

I'd be very interested to hear of any follow-up on this one.

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thomas2279 Forum Pro • Posts: 10,876
Re: broken Nikkor 24-70/2.8

That is a horrible scene at least we know where the weak point in the lens is... Not sure about this fault whether it is design fault, QC problem or he knocked the combo off, I would expect further complaints with this lens already if it was a mass design fault.

Would be interested in getting some other D3 and 24-70 owners views on this.
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Zorpie Senior Member • Posts: 2,836
Re: broken Nikkor 24-70/2.8

Hi Thomas,

I have the 24-70mm and have used it a lot on the D3 and have never had a problem !! I have had it attached to the camera around my neck on a neckstrap - walking around for ages at a time - and never had an issue.

This picture caused me to go and take a close look at my own 24-70 to see if the mount or the three screws were in any way lose - but - as expected - they aren't.

So I am really puzzled by this and it almost looks to me as if the bayonet mount securing screws might have been lose when the lens came from the factory. But then again - in the photo you can clearly see the locking paint on the bottom of the three screws - so I have no idea what has caused this. I hope the OP comes back with some more information !!

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gonzalu
gonzalu Forum Pro • Posts: 10,389
That's normal and will happen to all lenses

....NOT... unless they have been dropped or something... ludicrous to think this would actually happen JUST LIKE THAT.

I mean, in the last 50 years of Nikon glass, I have NEVER HEARD a single story or rumor like this one... I doubt it happened this way with a brand new lens from Nikon that had not been previously dropped or severely mishandled.
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Zorpie Senior Member • Posts: 2,836
This is not an impact.

Hi Manny,

I tended to agree with you on the theory of a drop or impact. BUT look at the screws and screws holes in the spacer rings.

If the mount HAD been ripped off on impact (from a drop or whatever) the spacer rings would be distorted and the screw holes would be enlongated with the screws remaining IN their fixing holes in the lens body.

The screws have come out perfectly with the locking paint - still on the threads ? If the impact had been such to rip out the screws - the spacer rings would be severely warped and bent. They aren't. They are perfect. All three screws would not come out perfectly - all together. Not on an accidental drop of lens and camera body.

I have no idea how this 'damage' has occurred. Unless as I said earlier, the lens came out of the factory with the screws lose and it literally did - fall off the camera mount ? Slightly unbelievable I know.

There are no other marks on the lens body (unless on the side we cannot see) to indicate a drop.

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markmark Senior Member • Posts: 1,651
Re: broken Nikkor 24-70/2.8

the only thing missing from this photo is the screwdriver that took it apart..

Kabe Luna
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Bull. The lens mount was just removed from the lens, that's all. There's no damage

to indicate the mount was sheared from the lens, which would have been the case if the lens had just "fallen off."
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Bingo

markmark wrote:

the only thing missing from this photo is the screwdriver that took
it apart..

My thoughts exactly ;-).

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thomas2279 Forum Pro • Posts: 10,876
Re: Bingo

yep after reading zorphie's great analysis and yourself it looks like a screwdriver job, if he didn't want the lens if the first place i'will be glad to take the lens off his hands.

Next thing we probably see a microwave test...
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pepper Regular Member • Posts: 102
Re: broken Nikkor 24-70/2.8

had a similar problem with a 2 week old D3 and 24-70, Nikon said it was impact damage and charged $241 for repair. explained it was not impact but they would not budge on repair cost. good news, like the short supply of the lens, there are no replacement parts and a brand new in the box lens was returned. was charged the $241 for repair though. the screws did not looked damaged or threads stripped, exactly like this photo and promise there was no impact.

rodinis Contributing Member • Posts: 673
fell on his bed??

Who puts a tripod over their bed?

Sounds like the originator of this story was trying to find an answer to a foreshadowed question from his audience: "If the lens fell off the D3, why is there no impact damage on the metal?" Quick and easy answer: "Oh, luckily (!) the camera was positioned directly over my bed!!"

SergeSmArt I wrote:

I found this story on russian forum ... and I think that maybe
better to show it here...
The guy just place D3 and 24-70 on the tripod... and two hours later
the half of the lens just drop down onto his bed whithout any reason
at all ...

( that's his explanation .. )

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jb_va2001 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,741
Smells fishy. Hoax? Joke? /nt

SergeSmArt I wrote:

I found this story on russian forum ... and I think that maybe
better to show it here...
The guy just place D3 and 24-70 on the tripod... and two hours later
the half of the lens just drop down onto his bed whithout any reason
at all ...

( that's his explanation .. )

johnchap2 Contributing Member • Posts: 636
Re: That's normal and will happen to all lenses

I have read of several such occurances with Nikon lenses. They simply come apart. But obviously with the hundreds of thousands if not millions of Nikons in use, it is a very very unlikely occurance. Likliest cause would probably be bad threading in the holes where the screws were to go. I did have a Kiron lens do that to me one.

PhotoTraveler Forum Pro • Posts: 11,700
Re: fell on his bed??

I'm sure there are shooters in Southern California that such a setup would be normal for their work.

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rodinis Contributing Member • Posts: 673
yes i was reluctant to mention them though.

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gonzalu
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No, I meant the lens had been PREVIOUSLY

dropped or mishandled, not this instance, but before it, giving way to this occurrence...
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Markus Richter Senior Member • Posts: 1,104
Re: fell on his bed??

PhotoTraveler wrote:

I'm sure there are shooters in Southern California that such a setup
would be normal for their work.

LOL! Maybe the couple was too wild and she touched the lens with her heels :))

I use the 24-70 since two weeks and shot with it for several hours with camera on tripod, nothing happened like this.

The first 24-70 came with a faulty zoom ring, unable to work with it. Nikon replaced it with another 24-70 in less than six days.

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J Kuek Regular Member • Posts: 312
Re: broken Nikkor 24-70/2.8

And it is not even April 1 yet!!!

I don't know who to feel more sorry for... the poster or those who believe this rubbish!

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