Having problems with your Nikon D40x Digital Camera ?

Lens focusing problem

\015 I recently dropped my camera while it had my wide angle lens in it. everything seemed fine & the lens & camera both worked. today it won't work with the wide angle lens in it & makes a clicking sound when i try to take a photo. i tried another lens & it's fine. does anyone have any idea what it might be that i could fix without taking it to a camera store? thank you.I was having problems trying to focus with my 55-200 lens. I switched the lenses to make sure it wasn't the camera. When i switch to manual focus and it worked fine. I took it to the local Nikon dealer to se if they could do anything with it and while working on it, the fornt part of the lens fell out in his hand. My problem is, i purchased my camera in the states and Nikon Canada wont deal with it even though it is under warranty. It appears that the lens has come away from the tracks and no matter what I do I can't get it back in place. Can anyone help?\015

Answers :

Dropping a camera is no laughing matter.  I assume you have severely damaged the wide angle lens, and the only solution I have it to purchase another one.   Certainly if the front element fell out that is serious and there are probably other things wrong with the lens, and continued use of it could damage the camera body.   Just be more careful and chock it up to experience and buy a new lens. Sorry to hear about your accident.   Good luck.
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