I took my 85 f/1.4D model out of my bag and dropped it on the floor. After trying to use it, I noticed it would not move all the way through the focus range. After closer examination, I noticed the lens barrel is cracked. Ouch!!!!
I love that lens, but really can't afford to replace it right now. Assuming.....there is no internal damage, just needing to pull all the guts out and put them in a new barrel, how much do you think it will cost?
Yes, I can send it in, and probably will, but I need a guess as to whether it will cost 100.00 or 500.00.
I might be best to just find a replacement on ebay, and go with it.
Sorry to hear of the accident. Ultimately the price depends on what is broken including what is not apparent so I don't know how much it will cost to repair. That said, even with a cracked barrel it should be cheaper to repair your lens than replace it. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
You know how well your lens was treated (pre-accident), I would at least get an estimate and go from there before buying a possible replacement from someone who may or may not have treated it well. Camera bodies I'm more flexible with being used, with glass I'm pretty picky.
I repaired mine last fall. The outer ring was dinged and it was impossible to screw on a filter. Significant sidassembly is necessary even for an "outer" repair — and you want them to check the innards, too! I think my repair was $250.00 or so.
The 85mm f/1.4D is one of the best Nikkors ever made and is worth a bundle. Send it to Nikon and get an estimate. And then have it repaired!
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>I repaired mine last fall. The outer ring was dinged and it >was impossible to screw on a filter. Significant sidassembly >is necessary even for an "outer" repair — and you >want them to check the innards, too! I think my repair was >$250.00 or so. > >The 85mm f/1.4D is one of the best Nikkors ever made and is >worth a bundle. Send it to Nikon and get an estimate. And then >have it repaired!
I heard that just having one cleaned inside costs close to $200, so repairs can't be much cheaper than that $250.
They aren't worth that much since the G models came out. Stores might buy for $700 and sell for $900.
If you intend to have it repaired, make certain that the work is done by Nikon or by a repair facility authorized, licensed, etc., by Nikon to do so. I've listened to plenty of horror stories of people who sent their equipment to an independent outfit and regreted the action.