The only thing I can say Eliot, is that Nikon is not at all, a fast turn-around.
I dropped (CAN you believe it) my 28-70mm D zoom and the zoom ring would not longer operate. It took about a month or two, before it was returned. The repairs were good and I paid $800 to repair a lens, which cost $1500.
I am just saying, that at this time of year, it may be even longer to wait, but have patience.
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