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Sadly, you can't, without taking them apart to find out. Unfortunately, it's not reliable to assume anything about the construction of photographic equipment. Even if two instances of what is marketed as the same lens contain optically identical elements, which isn't always guaranteed, you may find that a bevel on the edge of a particular element (or ...


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Almost every piece of every modern lens from the major manufacturers has a part number. If you can access the service manuals for the two lenses in question you can compare the part numbers. If the numbers are not identical, they're not the same part. Perhaps one lens uses part # 123xyz and the other lens uses part # 123xyz-a. This would indicate that a ...


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It looks like a German DIN 49491 connector, see http://www.kalthoff-elektro.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=141&Itemid=329 and https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger%C3%A4testecker#.E2.80.9EWaffeleisenstecker.E2.80.9C. They are due to their main use case also known as “Waffeleisenstecker”, “Bügeleisenstecker” or “Heißgerätestecker”. ...


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It would basically be impossible for anyone other than the manufacturer to answer that question about any given pair of lenses. Two very similar lenses might have some of the same outer elements (particularly the front lens, which is the most commonly damaged part), but they could also be subtly different. For example, the Canon 16-35 L, L II, and L III ...


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Your only hope is someone selling salvaged used parts (or salvaging them from another lens yourself). Other than a few external cosmetic parts, such as rubber grips and battery doors, Nikon does not sell parts to anyone - even camera repair shops with great reputations. At least not in the U.S. and Canada.


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Send it back. EU law says you're completely protected. It didn't need to even break if you bought it online, you can send it back for any reason inside 14 days. You pay postage, though, if you just "don't want it" As it's broken, they pay postage. You can have either money back or free replacement. Look up your own country's equivalent of "online selling ...


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Your focus screen fell out with its' metal carrier ring attached? If that is actually the case then the focus screen cannot be replaced w/o a major service... it will almost certainly be cheaper to replace it buying used. But I do not see any reason that you could not use it via live-view photography (LCD screen). It sounds like that is how you normally use ...


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They could share the same sensor (24.2mp), mount ring, screws, stuff like that. The LCD specs are the same, so could be compatible. The mirror assembly and shutter are probably different because the specs are different. Even if there are significant usable parts, are you capable of swapping them yourself? Suppose you swapped the sensor, are you able to ...


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Do you have this? Cost? I think you've got the wrong idea about this site. Photo.SE is a question and answer site, not a vendor of any kind. Nevertheless, I did a little looking around and found two sources for the card cover for a 7D, with prices in the $20-30 range. The 7D Mark II cover is apparently not the same part, and I didn't come across any vendor ...


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If you are confident it's the flash tube that's bad, and are experienced in electronics, you can purchase a flash tube online and replace it. But, you will need the right knowledge, tools, and experience, and this is not as simple as, say, simply unplugging something and replacing it. Desoldering and soldering are involved. Safely discharging the ...


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The part number of the lens hood for the Sigma 28mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro is LH825-03 and you can find it here. There are probably numerous retailers for it and you'll have to find one you like yourself. Since the lens hood is designed especially for your lens, you can't use any lens hood that physically fits the lens. See this question for more ...


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The door latch have been, at least in one case, fixed with a piece of metal screwed from the inside to the door and bent to shape. The details are in the Flickr thread: https://www.flickr.com/groups/f100/discuss/72157679748362758/ Also there is supposedly a camera technician living in Manilla, Philippines, who machines metal pieces and sticks/screws them to ...


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Agree with user:mwallner on this. The film loading door of this model is extremely easy to remove. If you look closely at the hinges, there is a spring loaded pin which enables it to unclip very readily. However, the broken latch is a common issue - so finding a used body without a door is much easier than vice versa. The rewind spool was also known to break ...


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Cheap tripods typically use compatible quick-release plates. Search for "universal tripod quick release" on your favorite online shopping or auction site. If the "universal" plate doesn't fit, you're unlikely to find one that's the right size. The tripods are too cheap for the manufacturers to sell custom-fitted plates separately. The scheme appears to ...


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After a fall, our Nikon Af-S 24-70mm 2.8G ED zoom ring got quite tight... Is there any way to safely soften it by ourselves? No. The nested tubes are likely misaligned or bent. The lens would likely need to be disassembled to check and fix it. This cannot be done without some risk of ending up with a fully disfunctional lens. With continued use, it's ...


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Here is the correct replacement part listed at the Nikon USA parts site. It is Nikon Product (part number) 116PJ. In the compatability section at the bottom of the listing it states: Compatible with D5500 only, Black and Red. The D3300 and D5300 seem to share the same cover with each other, but it is a different part number from the cover for the ...


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If you are on a really tight budget you can download a pattern and print it to make a hood for your lens out of stiff paper or thin cardboard. Just be sure not to resize anything when printing. Here's the pattern for the Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG when used on a full frame body. If you are using an APS-C crop body, try this one.


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Your best to phone your lens manufacturer and try and explain the part you want to replace. They will have a far greater knowledge of the components that make up the lens. They will also be able to provide you with the parts sometimes at no cost.


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It looks like a plastic ferrule. Best bet would be to contact Hama directly. It looks like a cheap enough part and small enough they might mail you one.


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All the testing that can be done has been, the ready light comes on - so it's charging ok, but with no output either through the commander mode or test button the guess at the flash tube is likely to be correct. Replacing a flash tube can be done but is absolutely not a job for the inexperienced. Even when turned off and with the batteries removed some ...


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Whether or not Mamiya still makes the Pro-SD is a bit tentative. Many resources say they stopped in the early 2000's when the RZ67 gained popularity. I believe your best bet would be to buy a cheap broken back and salvage it for parts. RZ and RB backs are not interchangeable and chances are you might need replacement parts down the road anyways. It wouldn't ...


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