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    Dropped lens

    I dropped my Tamron lens on Saturday. It didn't break the glass but the apature blades are a mess. Given the lens cost about $400 is it worth repairing or do I just chuck it out?

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    depends of what the quote would be to repair..find that out and then decide
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    Presumably, you wailed miserably and at some length over this mishap? I certainly would have.
    Anyway, if you can afford another, you could them try a repair yourself. If unsuccessful, well...
    I did the same on a couple of 35mm rangefinder cameras once, and with success.
    (Of course, good eyesight helps.)
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    If you value your gear, get it insured.

    Get a quote. I dropped one of my (expensive) lenses recently and was pleased the quote and repair was only $170. Though mine was just a internal mount and small electrical component.
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