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#1 fotofill


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:11 AM

Here's a little issue I am dealing with. Anyone using a camera strap system, knows to keep checking the tightness of the keeper that resides in the tripod socket. The short of the story, I didn't and a D5 with 24-70 hit the gym floor. Camera is fine with no mount problems. The lens is in two pieces with the from element section separated from the rest of the lens. 


I called my friend at Roberts and bought a nice used one. I then took photos of the injured lens and sent them to https://www.peachtreecamerarepair.com/ in Atlanta.I sent info 3 times and heard nothing back. I live in Nashville, 3 hours way.


I finally sent the lens to http://www.nikoncamerarepair.com/ in the Chicago area. I had heard that they used to be a Nikon repair station, but they do more than that now. It's a 24-70 2.8 and I will sell it somewhere upon return. 


Those Black Rapid connectors are TIGHT now and forever more.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:18 AM

Yikes! Hope everything works out about getting the lens repaired. l use the BR Yeti strap and will frequently check the keeper and make sure it's tight.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:03 AM



This is my biggest fear, dropping my gear! So far, only one camera of mine needed extensive repair due to some incident like this, my old and now gone, Pentax MX.  Put a sizable ding on the top housing. It was painful to look at and painful to bear! 


I feel your pain, both emotionally and economically! 


Hope they make it good as new.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:35 PM

Never dropped gear due to a strap but I knocked over my tripod and cracked my lens mount its a sick feeling. Hope all works out well Phil.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:30 PM

Phil, if you don't have any luck with the Chicago repair facility, l'll give you the address to an outfit in Atlanta that repaired my 600 lens. They did a great job. I don't think it's Peachtree.







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