Having problems with your Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens ?

Broken Nikon lens mount

\015 I have the same problem with the plastic lens mount on the 18-105 kit lens for the D90. Bought in December 2008, broke in April 2009, and hardly ever taken off the camera. Sent it back to Jessops (UK), they claim it's impact damage and not covered by Nikon warranty. Am at present in dispute with them about this. The camera / lens was never dropped or mishandled in any way, it's just shoddy plastic money-saving by Nikon, and this lens seems particularly prone to this. The man in the shop said it wasn't the first they'd had back, so I suspect Nikon don't want the expense world-wide of repairing all the defective lenses.\015

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I'm another very unhappy victim of the defective manufacturing and/or materials in this lens. My 18-105 DX VR lens lived in a padded camera bag when it wasn't on the camera. It's never been dropped, banged, dinged, or put under any stress. 10 months into ownership, with 50 months to go on the 5 year extended warranty, it simply came off in my hand one day while zooming. I was horrified to see a thin black plastic sliver inside the camera body -- the mount just broke off. Thankfully did not get behind the mirror or on the sensor. Greatest insult came from Nikon repair, who refused to honor the warranty because "the lens had been dropped" and asked me to pay nearly 1/3 the original cost of the lens for repairs. When I challenged this and pointed out the as-new condition of the lens, not even a scratch, they simply stopped responding to my emails and phone calls.
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