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Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 Accident

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Aug 18, 2015 22:34 |  #1

Last Saturday I had an accident and felt on my backpack, my 70-200 lens suffered and the UV filter attached to it resulted broken. Luckily nothing happened to the lens and it seems to have no damage but I can't remove the filter ring as it is bended on one side. What would you recommend? Have you ever had an accident like this?

I appreciate your comments and recommendations.


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Aug 19, 2015 11:06 |  #2

I had my 70-200 in a LowPro lens exchange . Turns out you shouldn't pick it up from the bottom when its not zipped and buttoned up

It was in slow motion as the lens made a god awe full crash noise on a stone patio

Luckily it landed first on the lens foot mount before it bounced.

I checked sharpness and AF and VR and it seems to work fine. I think I just got lucky

As far as the lens filter ring, I removed a bent one by using a jewelers saw to cut the ring down and a couple places, just to point where threads are ( female thread of the lens ) . Was able then to use pump pliers ( slip joint ) to collapse the filter in enough so I could completely cut through and remove the ring in segments

The female threads of the lens were not too bad and with a tiny bit of tweaking it was GTG

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Jan 11, 2016 15:40 |  #3

So there is no glass left in the filter? Get a Dremel tool and a thin cut-off wheel and do as suggested above. The filter ring is pretty soft and you should get it off with little to no damage to the lens.

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Jan 28, 2016 15:09 |  #4

I've had success with vice grips attached to the remaining filter, make sure to bend it towards the middle and it should be fairly pliable.

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