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Old May 2, 2006, 7:16 AM   #1
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Hello all!

I accidentally scratched the main lens on my Nikon Coolpix 8800 and will need to change it. Here in Brazil it takes several months to import it, unfortunately. I will be travelling to NYC in June and was wondering if there are good shops where I could maybe get a new lens quicker (and cheaper).

Anybody know any good camera shops in NY or NJ??



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Fernando Rivadavia

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Old May 2, 2006, 1:38 PM   #2
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These guys are good: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/

They are in New York. I'm not from New York, so perhaps someone from there can give better advice.
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Old May 2, 2006, 7:54 PM   #3
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The "main lens" on the Coolpix 8800 is permanently attached. You can't just walk into a shop and get it exchanged. Nobody would stock the parts.

It would most likely need to be repaired by Nikon. But, Nikon USA will only repair cameras intended for sale in the U.S. (even if you are willing to pay them to service it).

You'd most likely need to have it repaired by the authorized Nikon distributor in Brazil:

http://www.ttanaka.com.br/br/home.asp



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Old May 7, 2006, 8:49 PM   #4
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Hi guys, thanks for the replies!

I know it's not something easy, which is why I've already been waiting ***THREE MONTHS*** for the damn lens to arrive here. I was hoping I could arrange a quicker (and cheaper) import with a NYC shop since I'm gonna be there soon. I thought a month's warning might be enough....



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