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SanookSanook Posts: 66Member
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  • TaoTeJaredTaoTeJared Posts: 1,306Member
    Don't use super glue! It will react with the plastic and not hold well.

    You need to use contact cement (spray kind) to fix it. It helps to tape off all non-grip areas and use clamps or weight to press and hold it in place. (I have used sand in a zip-lock bag and then stacked books on it.) That is all Nikon uses but probably a bit more "industrial.
    D800, D300, D50(ir converted), FujiX100, Canon G11, Olympus TG2. Nikon lenses - 24mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8, (5 in all)50mm, 60mm, 85mm 1.8, 105vr, 105 f2.5, 180mm 2.8, 70-200vr1, 24-120vr f4. Tokina 12-24mm, 16-28mm, 28-70mm (angenieux design), 300mm f2.8. Sigma 15mm fisheye. Voigtlander R2 (olive) & R2a, Voigt 35mm 2.5, Zeiss 50mm f/2, Leica 90mm f/4. I know I missed something...
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  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,030Moderator
    If I were in (exactly) your position Sanook, I would not do anything until enough of it came of that I could get some double-sided tape under it as a temporary and easily removed fix until next year when the Service Centre could do it properly. I am guessing that you carry your body by the hand grip?
    Always learning.
  • TaoTeJaredTaoTeJared Posts: 1,306Member
    You can try rubber cement (just put it on thin.) I have never sent a body in for the rubber grip, but they did fix a corner for no cost on a body before. You can find "new" grip pieces out there. It's really not rocket science and easy to do.
    D800, D300, D50(ir converted), FujiX100, Canon G11, Olympus TG2. Nikon lenses - 24mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8, (5 in all)50mm, 60mm, 85mm 1.8, 105vr, 105 f2.5, 180mm 2.8, 70-200vr1, 24-120vr f4. Tokina 12-24mm, 16-28mm, 28-70mm (angenieux design), 300mm f2.8. Sigma 15mm fisheye. Voigtlander R2 (olive) & R2a, Voigt 35mm 2.5, Zeiss 50mm f/2, Leica 90mm f/4. I know I missed something...
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  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    @Sanook

    From one girl to another….. you can do this as it is much easier than doing our nails…. the easiest might be to try cutting a small piece of double sticky tape (Sticky on both sides, and placing this between the body and the wrap.
    Msmoto, mod
  • TaoTeJaredTaoTeJared Posts: 1,306Member
    In that case, I doubt it could cost more than $40 with expedited shipping. I have seen "grip" parts for $8 so they are not that much. Most of the cost will probably be the shipping.

    Doubt it is cold - just worn. All depends the use and how you grip or play with the grip. I have a friend who likes to "play" with the rubber with her nails - her grips are off within the first 6 months. ;)
    D800, D300, D50(ir converted), FujiX100, Canon G11, Olympus TG2. Nikon lenses - 24mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8, (5 in all)50mm, 60mm, 85mm 1.8, 105vr, 105 f2.5, 180mm 2.8, 70-200vr1, 24-120vr f4. Tokina 12-24mm, 16-28mm, 28-70mm (angenieux design), 300mm f2.8. Sigma 15mm fisheye. Voigtlander R2 (olive) & R2a, Voigt 35mm 2.5, Zeiss 50mm f/2, Leica 90mm f/4. I know I missed something...
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,973Member
    edited December 2013
    Yup. I looked into this issue myself a while ago when the back grip on my D700 started to come off. Nikon charges about $4 for a new one. The front grip might me $8-10. When you get the part it comes with a backing and you just put it on. The back of the new grips are labeled as being 3M (meaning the brand of glue or tape used).
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  • catfishcatfish Posts: 41Member
    They have several D300s grip sets for sale on eBay, the 4 piece set is about $23-$26 with free shipping. Watch out because several sellers charge $70 I bought a set and installed them, it was quite easy and they look great. They have the double-sided tape on the grips already.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=nikon+d300s+parts&rt=nc

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Pieces-Repair-Part-of-Grip-Rubber-Unit-for-Nikon-D300S-DSLR-Camera-Replacement-/281107543891?pt=Digital_Camera_Accessories&hash=item417350b753
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  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,030Moderator
    You're welcome Sanook. If you haven't even tried to remove the dust at all, I would recommend that you remove the lens and use a blower to clean the sensor. No chance of damage and you may be surprised at how much dust comes off after a blow. Don't forget to blow the rear of your lens too. Giottos Rocket Blowers are best in my experience.
    Always learning.
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  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,973Member
    When you send your camera in for a cleaning they give the camera a general check over, kind of like a tuneup.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
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  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    CLA = Clean, lubricate and adjust. And in your case, repair. It is a mechanical device after all.
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