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Jul 07, 2011 19:47 |  #1
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While travelling on the public transport, the fastener on my camera bag came undone, resulting in the damage of this lens as shown in the photo.

Is this repairable, and if so, how much do you reckon it will cost to fix?


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Jul 07, 2011 19:52 |  #2

Using a block of wood and careful tapping with a hammer, you can get that back into shape, patience and time. The wood protects the metal filer threads, etc.


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Jul 07, 2011 19:55 |  #3
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TeamSpeed wrote in post #12721856 (external link)
Using a block of wood and careful tapping with a hammer, you can get that back into shape, patience and time. The wood protects the metal filer threads, etc.

I would need something to protect the glass itself




  
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Jul 07, 2011 19:57 |  #4

microfiber towel between the wood dowel or whatever you use, then also wrap it around the lens so that the lens can be braced. There are a few posts way way back in the archives that describe how to do this.

You can also buy a tool that will try to re-round your filter threads, but I doubt they are cheap.


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Jul 07, 2011 19:58 |  #5

Tie a rag or something around the wood to keep the wood from hitting the glass. Also cover the glass with a towel or something for extra protection.


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Jul 07, 2011 20:01 |  #6

Check this out
http://www.ehow.com …-threads-camera-lens.html (external link)
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Jul 07, 2011 20:07 |  #7

That is actually a great setup.


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Cheers you lot, you have made me happy again, I will have to find time to do this though :)




  
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Jul 07, 2011 20:12 as a reply to  @ RichSoansPhotos's post |  #9

I never even thought there was a way to repair this!!!!! Thanks SO much for the links - I may or may not have dropped my 80-200 (also fell out of my camera bag onto a hardwood floor :o) and it still works fine ... just can't fit the lens cap on! I'll be trying this too :D


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Jul 07, 2011 21:06 as a reply to  @ emelvee's post |  #10

I have done it on older lenses in the past. Just take your time and make sure of every hammer strike and it will work like a charm.


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Jul 07, 2011 21:20 |  #11

Ouch.. sorry to hear. There seem to be some good suggestions mentioned.


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