My father in law purchased a Sony NEX 3n that I wrote about some time back, and it comes with the very light and compact Sony 16-50mm lens, a very useful lens for the NEX range. However light and compact does not mean durable, and a drop on to carpet put the lens out of commission. I lent my father in law my Sigma 30mm prime and its now awaiting a quote from the repair technician. However being so light and plastic, I don't have high hopes, so the question becomes what if it can't be fixed relatively cheaply? There are a few options:
1) Purchase a new lens. an expensive option as they go for about $330 + tax
2) Purchase a used lens. Not a bad option, as they go for about $200.
3) Purchase another NEX3n. Again not a bad option as Henry's Outlet Centre is selling them for $315 + tax (still more than my father in law paid for it). If you sell one of the bodies, which you should get $200-240 for, this is probably the best option, as the total replacement outlay will be just over $100. Obviously this takes a bit of effort.
4) Get another E mount lens. Again worth looking at, but I know my father in law will miss the convenience and compactness of the 16-50mm. He could look at a 18-55mm which should be available used for under $100, or one of the Sigma primes (19mm or 30mm) are also a good deal at about $130.
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