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Old 30th December 2016
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Service for 50-200swd

Hi Looking for a bit of advice on best place to send lens. Had and accident in Nov when i was carrying camera with lens attached in one hand and a hot chocolate in other fell AoT and a small amount of the hot choc landed on both, i thought all was ok, but the lens it very hard to get extended and looks as if there is a problem with the rubber seal. Where would be the best place to get it looked at straight to Olympus service or is there anywhere in the UK that could be recommended? Apart from the stiffness it is working fine. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Service for 50-200swd

Several of us have had good service from Luton Camera Repair Services (who I think are Oly accredited repairers). They are not too good with email but friendly and helpful on the phone.

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Re: Service for 50-200swd

Thanks John, That was the only UK company i could think of.
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Re: Service for 50-200swd

Put some dry silicone spray on the lens barrel. I do this on all my zoom lenses and hood bayonets once a year. It keeps them smooth in operation.

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/eng...ubricant-400ml

Don't apply the spray directly, but spray it onto a tissue and wipe the lens barrel.

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Re: Service for 50-200swd

Thanks Jim, Ordered from Amazon, will give it a try .
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Re: Service for 50-200swd

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Thanks Jim, Ordered from Amazon, will give it a try .
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Re: Service for 50-200swd

Try Johnsons of Glasgow.
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Re: Service for 50-200swd

Another vote for Luton cameras from me.
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Re: Service for 50-200swd

Thanks all, Amazon delivered quickly have tried Jims tip and it is def much easier Will see have it goes and will contact Luton Cameras if the problem returns .
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Re: Service for 50-200swd

Before you send off the lens for repair do a quick search to determine how it would cost to replace the lens completely with a new or nearly new version. Then when the estimate for the repair arrives you will be in an informed position as to whether to accept the quote or not.
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Re: Service for 50-200swd

Thanks Derek, yes i always do that.
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