Sat 26-Jan-13 04:11 PM | edited Sat 26-Jan-13 04:13 PM by kamputty
Well, my 24-70 took a fall and had it repaired by nikon. They replaced everything but glass. It shoots awesomely!
Yesterday I noticed that the front gasket/ring is a tad loose on one side as if its bent.
This is what I mean...
Looking At the lens from the front, looking at the first glass, there is a ring that covers it. Looking at the ring, it looks like it there to protect the glass from an attached filter. This ring, on one side is a tad loose, meaning it moves from the glass about 1mm, and I can push it back just fine. It does not look like it moves beyond that point...maybe they did not glue it or the plastic is use bent a tad there. We are talking about half an inche, the rest of the ring sits just fine.
Should I send it back or just not worry...I would like to keep it at home so I can use it....but if its a vital thing, then I will send back.
Check the sharpness in both positions (A-B) of loose details. Wide open, in different settings of zoom and distances. In case you notice anything wrong in position A compare to position B, send it back. If not, do not worry about. Dimitri. (PS. Generally, it isn't normal, even if sharp. Your desision if it worth to send back, costly enough).
So, originally, I dropped my 24-70, and it cost $500 to fix, and Nikon rated it as a "B2" fix (Moderate repair, major parts replaced). I got the lens back, and the front plastic ring has a bend in it (pictured on this thread)...the lens shoots just fine (at least to me it did!)...I did not see any issues other then the plastic...
Thru good advice from this board, I sent it back to have them fix the plastic...they are on their penny.
They are now rating it "C" Major repair, major parts replaced!...WOW! wonder what happened?! It's worse then before according to them!!!
Well, they're fixing it...was just wondering why the "B2" to "C" when they replaced everything on the "b2" fix!