URGENT: Lens fell apart

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  1. Sinister_kid

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    Well i was shooting a school swim meet for the yearbook and was going to wipe off my lens with my shirt since it had gotten fogged up and the glass literally fell right out of the lens and smacked the brick sidelines.

    Well i just got everything back together.. and it seems to be fine. But 3 silver o-rings (im guessing) fell out and two of them got mangled.

    So my questions are, Is there anything i should to just to make sure its fine? Maybe take it to an actual camera store for starts? (lol) And then about these o-rings what should i do about those?

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    Yes. That or send it to the manufacturer for repair.
     
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    The only thing about sending it in is that i didn't register the lens with nikon within 10 days of purchase and the brochure that came with it says if i didnt do that then it wont have warranty?
     
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    I would try bringing it to a camera store first and foremost and seeing what they have to say and what they can do. sorry and gl
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    What lens was this? I'm not discounting your story, sure seems odd that a lens could just fall apart like that.
     
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    It's unfortunate, but it could have happened with any brand. As the others have stated the best thing to do is to take it in to a pro repair shop. You may get the glass back in but it's not going to have anywhere near the same quality results until it gets put in an optical bench...

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    It's an Nikkor 18-135. But i think you guys aren't understanding what i mean. I think the piece is meant to come out.. as it literally just screwed back it. Set it in and twisted it to the right and it secured down. But i think i'll definitely be taking it in.
     
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    pics?
     
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    Are you talking about the filter? Did it have a filter on it?
     
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    No lens I know of has pieces that are supposed to just unscrew. As suggested, could this have simply been a filter?

    Filters screw on to the very end of the lens, though I don't know what the O-rings might be.
     
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    Here are the pictures of the pieces im talking about. I got everything back together the way it was minus the two "o-rings" seen in the picture. You can also see the way i have the one seated, which is how i guessed the were before?

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    your image is out of focus...
    only jokes ofcourse

    Is that maybe a tele extender at the end? so it can reach the 135mm?
    What are the shots like without it?
    if they are upside down / fliped then part shouldn't come out
     

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