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  1. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    So I was climbing back into my car after shooting a little bit earlier today and had my D70 with my 17-55 f/2.8 in my hand. Climbing back in, I slipped on the gravel under my feet and bumped the lens on my emergency brake handle kind of hard. I thought. "meh, it's made out of metal, it's supposed to be able to take a few bumps, and I didn't even hit it that hard." :meh:


    Lo and Behold, every single shot i've made since that bump with that lens has been out of focus! The damn thing focuses in front of the subject and now I have to get it aligned! :)

    Really, i'm so happy right now I have to shell out about $100 and wait two weeks to get the focus calibrated. [/rant]

    Does anyone know of a repair shop they've used where it doesn't take two weeks? I mean c'mon, does it really take two weeks to calibrate a lens?

    I'm not sending it to Nikon becuase it would take well OVER two weeks, and becuase it's my fault, it's not covered under warrenty.
     
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    Wow, that sucks!!! Sorry to hear that!!!!!
     
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    No, but do let me know if you find out, it would be good to know as I'm in the Seattle area too, or at least will be next fall (UW)
     
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    i'm goign to be in portland over the weekend and I called a place there to see if I could just drop it of and get it calibrated right then and there and they said the same thing, two weeks.

    so.. I called up Nikon too, it's goign to be about $100 and 7-10 days. I've heard mixed stories about Nikon's support, but whatever, I need a working wide angle.
     
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    Associated Camera Repair
    [SIZE=-1]http://www.associatedcamera.com[/SIZE][SIZE=-1]3401 Ne Sandy Blvd[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Portland, OR 97232[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1](503) 232-5625[/SIZE]

    They are Nikon specialists.
     
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    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    DELUXE! I'll call them up tomorrow morning.

    thanksamillion!
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't know Nikon turned my repair pretty quick with no troubles and any time I called about it they were pretty helpful but of course at the time I was not in a mad rush.
     
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    well, associated said that the diagnostic and quote is free, so I'll go ahed and fedex it off tomorrow and see what happens. They said that it could cost anywhere between $50-$200, depending on if I really screwed something up.

    I'll post back and tell you what heppens.
     
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    Is the lens marked where you hit it? If not, they don't need to know it's your fault... strange how the lens suddenly started mis-focusing... ;)
     
  10. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    Ok, so this thread was made on July 13th, and it's September 9th.

    I just got my lens back yesterday from the repairs. I ended up going to two different shops because nobody could see what was wrong with it because I guess they don't hook them up to cameras during testing. I ended up going to Camera Solutions and I actually had to hook my lens up to a D2x and show them what was wrong with it. I coulnd't do it on my D70 becuase the jpegs don't have enough resolution and they didn't have software that could read RAW images. They said, "oh, our testings equipment doesn't test to infinity".

    SO, I had to ship it down to the Nikon repair facility anyway and it took 3 weeks to get quoted, fixed, and sent back.

    breaking equipment sucks, and I'm still not 100% sure if they fixed it completely.
     
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    Shoulda gone with Canon.:lol: Well I hope they did fix it after all of this time. Especially at one of their repair facilities.
     

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