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Offline Lifeboat1721

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A Slight accident!! Time and cost info req
« on: March 05, 2010, 08:32:35 PM »
Due to a loose Dog I ended up in the mud yesterday at Glasson Dock >:( >:(

My D90 and 18-200mm had a rough time, Luckily for me it was the Lens that came of worse and the body had some Camera Armour on it and luckily that brushed of once dry then I washed the Armour and left it for 24 hours to dry out. The camera is working fine but I've sent the lens back to Nikon it felt rather "Gritty" to say the least this morning.

Has anyone got any idea of how long Nikon take to clean a lens and what the cost will be  :-[ :-[ Please.

There is no broken glass as I had a UV filter on the front.

Ian
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Re: A Slight accident!! Time and cost info req
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 08:54:35 PM »
I think I had an estimated time of a  couple of weeks to repair my 70-300 vr earlier this year - it actually took nearly a month because they had to wait for parts. No idea on cost - mine was a warranty job.

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Re: A Slight accident!! Time and cost info req
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010, 09:42:38 AM »
Sue,

might be worth checking on your household contents insurance. They may cover things like this...

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Re: A Slight accident!! Time and cost info req
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2010, 11:20:24 AM »
It's Ian who has the current problem :) ...but you have just reminded me about the time Mark from the DCM forum did much the same thing - his was covered by home contents so not only did it cost him nothing but because the camera was beyond repair he got a new D80 to replace his old D50!

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2010, 11:50:25 AM »
you are quite right Sue - i am losing the plot.

Yes - Ian, check your insurance policy...

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Re: A Slight accident!! Time and cost info req
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2010, 07:16:55 PM »
Thanks it's the kind of thing that to me wasn't it wasn't a fault with the kit more a fault with the dog owner  >:(

And I'm not sure if explaining to them that I got knocked of a step and dammaged my camera come's under the insurance...

All part of the fun  :-\ :-\

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Re: A Slight accident!! Time and cost info req
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2010, 08:26:26 PM »
Well, if you have contents insurance I'd have thought that's just the sort of thing that's covered. Worth a try.

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Re: A Slight accident!! Time and cost info req
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2010, 05:33:52 PM »
Well guys, Just to let you know that it is back and working total Cost £ 76.01p I didn't put an insurance claim in for such a small amount.  I've no idea what the 1p was for  ???

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Re: A Slight accident!! Time and cost info req
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2010, 06:57:27 PM »
That`s not too bad. With excesses and next years premium affected it was not worth the claim.

Now if anyone sees my Tamron 67mm centre pinch lens cap will you tell me. Took it off downstairs to take a quick shot up and it has dematerialised! My best lens cap too that never knocks off.  >:(

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Re: A Slight accident!! Time and cost info req
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2010, 10:10:51 PM »
Well guys, Just to let you know that it is back and working total Cost £ 76.01p I didn't put an insurance claim in for such a small amount.  I've no idea what the 1p was for  ???

Ian

That's most likely Vat on the service charge.  ;D

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Re: A Slight accident!! Time and cost info req
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2010, 10:14:52 PM »
That`s not too bad. With excesses and next years premium affected it was not worth the claim.

Now if anyone sees my Tamron 67mm centre pinch lens cap will you tell me. Took it off downstairs to take a quick shot up and it has dematerialised! My best lens cap too that never knocks off.  >:(

It's in your jacket/trousers pocket!  :-[

I lost the back cap on my 50mm F1.4 lens in Sandwell Valley, but didn't notice until I got home. Went back the next day and found it in two minutes.  :tup:

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Re: A Slight accident!! Time and cost info req
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2010, 08:18:35 AM »
I once spent half an hour looking in the long grass for the spare battery of my Olympus compact. Gave up - went home....and found it sitting in the charger where I'd left it  :dance:

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Re: A Slight accident!! Time and cost info req
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2010, 09:15:05 AM »
I once spent half an hour looking in the long grass for the spare battery of my Olympus compact. Gave up - went home....and found it sitting in the charger where I'd left it  :dance:

It's an age thing!  :-[  :2funny:

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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2010, 10:19:56 AM »
I once spent half an hour looking in the long grass for the spare battery of my Olympus compact. Gave up - went home....and found it sitting in the charger where I'd left it  :dance:

It's an age thing!  :-[  :2funny:
What is what?  ???

 

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