Is my new lens broken?

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  1. Sibo04

    Sibo04 TPF Noob!

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    Maybe a silly question but my camera got dropped (by my girlfriend). Hard enough to break the filter, with the lens cap on, through the camera bag which in turn was in a back pack.
    Not sure exactly how hard it was dropped (she won't say) as i wasn't there but the filter threads are abit mangled and i'm worried it might have damaged the lens (Sony DT 16-80mm Zeiss).
    Pics look ok but some seem a bit more blurry. Maybe i'm just a newbie being paranoid but is there way to test if its ok? or should i get it looked at?

    thanks
    \Si
     
  2. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I'd say that if it was hard enough to mangle the threads on the filter, then it's entirely possible that something inside the camera has been knocked out of alignment, so I'd take it in for a check-up.
     
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    Hey sibo04! don't worry it is not broken but atleast be careful next time?
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    I agree about taking it in and having it checked out. If it hit that hard with the cap on and inside a bag, there may be other damage that's not visible on the outside. Ouch!
     
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    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    And you base that little gem of advice on what exactly?
     
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    Thanks guys, for piece of mind will take it in for a check
     
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    Helpful little moron, wasn't he.

    Take it in anyhow, you might have messed up focus helicoids.
     
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    Whatever you do, get a new gf.:lol:

    I'm kidding, of course, but be warned. I married one of those "accidents waiting to happen", and believe me, they never change.:heart:
     

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