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Repair or replace Nikon 70-300mm 4.5-5.6 G VR


kendor 4 6 England
2 Apr 2013 9:52AM
My nikon 70-300mm has become a little temperamental about focussing. It sometimes behaves well but othertimes it wont focus automatically or manually, on either a D7000 or D80. Is it worth having it repaired or replacing it with a direct replacemnt or Tamron lense?

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adrian_w e2
7 3.4k 4 Scotland
2 Apr 2013 10:36AM
Last year I had a problem with my Canon 18-55 not focussing properly. I took it to A.J.Johnstone in Glagow & they charged 85 for a complete repair & service.
I don't know the value of your lens but I would imagine its worth more than 100. If so it would be better to repair it; you'll have a better lens than the equivalent Tamron.
I bought the Tamron 55-200 last year & have to say I'm not at all impressed with it.
steve486 4 126 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 11:13AM
thanks for the link.
LesJD 2 152 Wales
2 Apr 2013 11:39AM
2 Apr 2013 11:46AM
The lens is about 400 new and maybe 300 second hand with a six month warranty.
On this basis I would regard a repair cost of up to 200 as economic.
redsnappa 12 2.0k United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 1:45PM

Quote:Last year I had a problem with my Canon 18-55 not focussing properly. I took it to A.J.Johnstone in Glagow & they charged 85

If it's the canon kit lens these can be bought less than 60 on ebay.
kendor 4 6 England
8 May 2013 1:50PM
Finally decided to gat the lense repaired at Luton Cameras. Works a treat now. thanks for the comments

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