Ouch Nikon

21 Nov 2011 admin In G+ Posts

Comments: 16

  1. dawn m. armfield 21 Nov 2011 Reply

    Ouch is right.

  2. Patrick Metzdorf 21 Nov 2011 Reply

    whoa… for that price you can try it yourself. If it breaks, you buy two new ones.

  3. Juan Gonzalez 21 Nov 2011 Reply


  4. Justin Hill 21 Nov 2011 Reply

    Oooh that smarts!

  5. Carl Donohue 21 Nov 2011 Reply

    Sorry to hear this … They'll dribble you some nonsense about "specs" and what not … get on the phone and be persistent.

  6. Brent Burzycki 21 Nov 2011 Reply

    It better have a new focus motor….

    And I will put this in perspective it is a or was a 2200 buck lens…

  7. Carl Donohue 21 Nov 2011 Reply

    It's the II version?

  8. Brent Burzycki 21 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Carl Donohue first version… one of the first 600 made I think… I should have turned it in long ago…. They should replace it with the new one.. Or I should have chucked it off a cliff as the insurance deductible is much less than the repair…

  9. Greg Matthews 21 Nov 2011 Reply

    That's also why you don't buy Nikon. Lenses and repair are overpriced…

  10. Carl Donohue 21 Nov 2011 Reply

    I hear you, Brent; I have that same lens, though mine seems sharp enough. The replacement version is ridiculously overpriced, and this first version is unusable on an FX body.

  11. Brent Burzycki 21 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Greg Matthews well not bad for a first repair on anything in over 10plus years of shooting Nikon.. so that says something….

    I guess I could shoot Canon and pay less for repairs that I need to have….. ouch 🙂

    Sorry… it was open season on that comment…

  12. Brent Burzycki 21 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Carl Donohue I shoot it on a 300S – so full frame is not an issue… this lens actually has a strange intermittent (very intermittent) clunk associated with focusing… so I assume there is actually something wrong with it…. I hope…

  13. April Gamel 21 Nov 2011 Reply

    Sorry. That smarts!

  14. Greg Matthews 21 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki Ha, not too bad of a backlash. Reality is though that both should be coming down in price due to higher demands/cheaper manufacturing but they've gone the other direction. Good luck with the lens.

  15. Brent Burzycki 21 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Greg Matthews I will say this – Canon has a cool pro repair account you can pay for and then get all your service you want for that year for one price and rapid turn around…that clearly kills the nikon program…

  16. gerry daniel 21 Nov 2011 Reply

    for prime lenses on my Nikon, I've got some Zeiss lenses that are amazing glass, i highly recommend them if you're looking for a prime lens. i have some Nikon lenses, they are great glass but the Zeiss lenses take it to another level.

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