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

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    kendor
    kendor  4 England
    2 Apr 2013 - 9:52 AM

    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
    adrian_w e2 Member 63280 forum postsadrian_w vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
    2 Apr 2013 - 10:36 AM

    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.

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    steve486
    steve486  3126 forum posts United Kingdom
    2 Apr 2013 - 11:13 AM

    thanks for the link.

    LesJD
    LesJD  2145 forum posts Wales
    2 Apr 2013 - 11:39 AM

    If it's not economic for repair consider this one from Tamron.

    http://www.ephotozine.com/article/tamron-sp70-300mm-f-4-5-6-di-vc-usd-interchang...

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    LenShepherd
    LenShepherd e2 Member 62435 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
    2 Apr 2013 - 11:46 AM

    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.

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    redsnappa
    redsnappa  111900 forum posts United Kingdom
    2 Apr 2013 - 1:45 PM


    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
    kendor  4 England
    8 May 2013 - 1:50 PM

    Finally decided to gat the lense repaired at Luton Cameras. Works a treat now. thanks for the comments

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