Fuji Finepix F31FD lens damage.

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Toby Newman, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Toby Newman

    Toby Newman Guest

    Gutted! My camera tilted forward off its mini tripod and landed on the
    lens. It only fell about 2 inches but the lens has been pushed in on
    one side:

    http://asktoby.is-a-geek.com/~toby/Fuji_Finepix_F31FD_lens_damage.jpg

    I see five options here:

    - Try to pull out the lens, hard*, to make it straight.
    - Try to push the lens in on the opposite side, hard*, to make it
    straight.
    - Take it to be repaired (£?).
    - Sell it on ebay as "damaged" and put money towards replacement F31FD
    (£150).
    - Sell it on ebay as "damaged" and put money towards alternative
    replacement camera.

    Any opinions?

    *I've had a bit of a push/pull at it, nothing too rough yet - I don't
    want to make it worse! Does anyone know how these operate inside? My
    guess is that there is some threaded plastic which may have jumped one
    'turn' over - with a bit of force I might be able to snap it back.
     
    Toby Newman, Aug 9, 2009
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  2. Toby Newman

    Toby Newman Guest

    Thanks for the boost of confidence: I gave it a hearty pull and...
    SNAP! It's good as new again!
     
    Toby Newman, Aug 9, 2009
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