I have had a Nikkor 18-55mm lens for about 3 years. I just realized that my lens only zooms upto 45mm and then gets stuck.
This was my first SLR lens, and I did not pay attention to the zoom range earlier. I have dropped the lens once from around waist level to a hard concrete floor once. I don't know whether the lens was defective when I got it, or if it got damaged due to the fall.
Apart from the restricted zoom range, the lens works fine (as far as I can determine).
Is there any way to find out if the lens was always defective or if got damaged from the fall. Should I try to contact Nikkon regarding the lens warranty? Or should I just leave it alone; it is a cheap lens and works fine till 45mm.
1 I bought the lens in USA and since then have moved to Canada, so I don't know how the warranty will work, but that is a separate question.