Showing posts with label DSLR Camera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DSLR Camera. Show all posts

Sunday, May 5, 2013

My Craigslist DSLR and Fixing a Lens

As many of you have already heard, I purchased a Nikon D60 on Craigslist for $200.
This included the 
 18-55 mm lens
 55-200 mm lens.
There was a catch, the 18-55 mm lens had two plastic pieces broken on it, and it would not attach to the camera. I needed to get it fixed.  I am a DIYer, but I am not camera savvy at all.  In fact as many of you know I have a history of dropping and breaking cameras.  My hubby was quite nervous about purchasing a new DSLR for me.  So this one was perfect for a Rookie like me. 

Anyway the broken lens needed fixed, and as I researched it, many people said it would be cheaper just to buy a new lens rather than ask Nikon to fix it.  That meant another $196. 
 I kept searching and found this site How to fix a broken Nikon Lens

This is where the plastic was broken on my lens.
I did not buy the whole package that they bought on the site.  
I only needed to buy the BAYONET MOUNT. 
Here is my broken Bayonet Mount. 
 I found a new Bayonet mount on Amazon for $1.32. 
 I bought 3 just in case we broke the piece again in the future. I paid a total of $18 for three.  
With my hubby, the directions from the site, and lots of praying
 we fixed our lens for $6!
If you have a broken lens that won't attach to your camera, please check out the link above.  It can save you a lot of money if you or someone you trust can fix it for you!

Now, "How do I use this camera, honey?"
Happy Sunday!
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