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Hmm.. let me think... 
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Post Hmm.. let me think...
My Nikon 18-200 lens started to play up a few weeks ago, so handed it in to Nikon house for repair.

Firstly, I found out that despite being a Nikon Pro User member, which gives fast turn around times for repairs, this particular lens isn't deemed 'pro' (fair enough.. I knew that) and therefore they wouldn't expedite the repair.

Today I received an estimate for the repair.

£487

I paid £2 less than that for it 4 years ago.

Shall I, shant I have it repaired..?

I probably know the answer already...

And punters say that its a no overhead business....

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Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:45 am WWW
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Post Re: Hmm.. let me think...
Yep, flog it on ebay for spares and get a new one.

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Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:38 am WWW
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Post Re: Hmm.. let me think...
Jeremy

Or you could bite the bullet and send your lens down to these guys in Stoke on Trent,

http://www.hitechcamerarepairs.co.uk/

Neil has been servicing my cameras for well over 20 years and apart from being a friend, he is one of the best professionals I know.

IMHO, Nikon are taking the mick!

BTW: Have you had a word with the boys and girls at Fixation?

John

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