Nikon quietly launches new self-repair and parts service

Nikon Parts website
(Image credit: Nikon USA)

If you've ever had the misfortune of damaging your camera or lens, knowing what to do next can be tricky. In the case of Nikon, there's the option of sending it to a Nikon Repair Center, but that's not always an ideal solution: you'll be without your camera/lens for an unknown length of time, and the cost of a repair won't be apparent until a technician has assessed the damage. Now it seems there might be an alternative, as Nikon has quietly launched a Nikon Parts webpage on its US site.

Currently the page seems to be more of a placeholder than a fully-functional parts web shop, but the intent is clear: self-service, DIY repair for your Nikon product. It's a move potentially inspired by the phone industry, with the likes of Apple now offering self-service repair via Service Parts Or Tools, Ltd. (SPOT), and Google partnering with iFixit to provide genuine parts to fix Pixel phones.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.